The Advantages of Solar Powered Bird Baths

boy-with-dog-solar-powered-bird-bath-garden-statueOne increasingly popular types of bird baths on the market are solar powered birdbaths.

These birdbaths  literally operate with the help of the sun. The sun’s rays heat the water of the bird bath, even in the colder months of the year, making sure your feathered friends always have a place to bathe with fresh water.


Choosing a solar powered bird bath may cost a little more up front, although they are becoming less expensive all the time.

But if you have a lot of cold days in your area, you will appreciate the money it will save you in the long run. When everyone else is adding heaters to their birdbaths or plugging in pumps to make the water circulate, you will be able to relax knowing that the birds that visit your garden are cozy and happy without you having had to pay any extra for the privilege of providing year round usable water.

Environmentally Friendly

Another benefit of using solar powered birdbaths is that they do not use any power to operate. Since they operate using the suns rays, you will save on precious resources like electricity while still circulating and warming water for the birds.


Some people shy away from solar powered birdbaths thinking they are going to be a lot of work to put together. This is not the case, they require no more work than normal, run of the mill birdbaths. In some cases they are easier as there is no wiring to deal with, just set them in place and they’re ready to work.


There are a number of options available when it comes to solar powered birdbaths. From those that will just heat the water to complete fountains that your birds can enjoy, the limitations are only your preferences and budget.