Adding a bird bath to your backyard design can create a feeling of serenity and a connection with nature. These bird baths provide the perfect source for the birds of nature to frolic in your own backyard. When you are looking to purchase a bird bath for your garden, there are few things to take into consideration first, such as the various sizes, designs and styles for your particular garden.
Bird Bath Designs
Here is a list of some of the designs and styles of bird baths that you will see on the market:
Ground – These types of bird baths are your basic design, which are simply basins that rest on the ground. Some of them are made from very basic designs, while more elaborate ones feature fountains and other intricate designs. These types of bird baths are more suitable for larger birds that may visit, such as ducks or quail.
Pedestal – These bird baths have a pedestal that elevates the water basin from the ground. These are rather simple to assemble and install, and are the most popular design. Because of their popularity, they come in a very wide variety of styles and designs.
Hanging – These bird baths designs feature a shallow basin that is suspended from a rope or chain, and are usually hung from a tree branch, garden hook or gutter. These usually have a smaller water capacity, and are generally less expensive than pedestal models.
Fountain – These are great choices for bird baths as birds are attracted to the moving water that the fountain provides. They are also very pretty and serene, and create a wonderful atmosphere in the backyard. These models are usually more expensive than the pedestal models.
Heated – For those who live in colder climates who want to have their bird bath accessible by birds year-round, heated bird bath models may be the right choice. These bird baths feature a heater that keeps the water from freezing over during the winter months, allowing birds to enjoy the bath throughout the year.
Solar – These bird baths use solar panels to heat the bath water, or to provide the energy necessary to keep a fountain bird bath model functioning and moving the water. These solar panels can be removed if necessary. These models are generally quite expensive, but are highly dynamic types of bird baths for any garden.
For an idea of where to find various styles of bird baths on the market, see our buying guide below:
Where to Buy Bird Baths For Your Garden
This attractive Bird Scene 280 Flower Pot Bird Bath Box can be planted directly in the pot or left in the grow pot and placed inside. The flower pot is removable to provide easy emptying of the water from the bird bath. This stone colored bird bath is available at Amazon.com for $37.55.
Turn your flower garden into a peaceful resting place for bathing birds with this Fluted Bird Bath. This model is a classically styled bird bath constructed out of durable, marble-filled resin. The wide bowl and pedestal feature a classic fluted pattern that will beautify your garden’s landscape. The antique textured finish resembles an aged stone bath from a European garden, which provides elegance and timeless charm. This model is cast in a crushed marble-resin composition which will stand the test of time. You can use this bird bath year round, as the material is weather-resistant and will not crack under extreme temperatures. This bird bath is lightweight, making it easy to move from one spot to another. Buy this Fluted Bird Bath for $99.99 at BirdBaths.com.
This great Worldwide Sourcing Tortolla Bird Bath costs $88 at Sears. This lovely design will be sure to both enhance your garden’s esthetics as well as provide a serene place for birds to bathe.
This Allied Precison Non Heated Birdbath With Water Wiggler includes an “octagon type” bowl with a pedestal that can easily be filled with rocks or sand for stability. This model also includes a water wiggler, which moves the water for birds to see it and notice it, and prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs in the bath. Buy yours today for $49 at Menards.com.
This Createk Stone Pedestal Bird Bath One looks like real granite stone, and resists chipping and fading over the years when placed outside. Birds will love bathing in this bird bath, which also doubles as a lovely decorative piece for any garden. Buy it for $198 at TJB Inc.
Buying Your Bird Bath Based on Your Budget
There are so many bird bath models to choose from, and deciding on the style and design is one of the most important factors to consider. However, ultimately the choice of bird baths to purchase will come down to the cost. The good news is that there is a bird bath on the market that will suit just about any budget. Understanding the various types of bird baths available on the market can help gardeners select the perfect bird bath for their personality, garden design and budget, while still providing a wonderful water source for all visiting birds.