Although bird feeding is common, water features aren’t used quite as much. Adding water to your backyard can greatly increase the number of species you see. It can also help birds during difficult times when water is scarce. A water feature can be anything from a simple birdbath to a more elaborate flowing creek. Birdbaths are a great place to start and you can add items such as a Drip-or-Mist to move the water and attract more birds.
The easiest way to get moving water is to buy a fountain. Make sure it’s something that is easy to clean since it will get dirty. Not all fountains will be good for birds. Look for one that isn’t too deep and has plenty of room to accommodate the birds.
If you have the space and like do it yourself projects, consider creating a small flowing creek. The creation of these type of water features can be time consuming but, it can attract tons of birds! This is the best way to attract birds to your yard that wouldn’t come in to bird feeders. You can find tons of varying layouts and designs by searching online.