Jan 22
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Tufted Titmouse visiting a heated bird bath

Tufted Titmouse visiting a heated bird bath

If water sources are frozen, it can be very difficult for birds to find a drink. They may have to travel a long way to an open source or resort to eating snow (if there is any).

Birds need drinking water to maintain a healthy metabolism to stay warm and hydrated.

They need it for bathing to keep their feathers in top insulating condition and keep them waterproof.

Do you have nights with hard frosts or any freezing weather? Use a heated bird bath or add a heater to your existing plastic, metal or stone bird bath to keep open water available for the birds.

2 Responses to “Where do Birds Find Water in Winter?”

  1. Linda Beavers says:

    My finches, cardinals, and all other birds at my feeders love their heated birdbath in winter. Bluebirds do too. Most people are surprised to learn how much water birds actually need and how important it is to provide a source for them.

  2. Linda says:

    my heated birdbath is 4 years old and still a favorite with birds. Lately it is also a favorite with deer and cats!

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