Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard With Their Favorite Kind Of Birdbath

The quick, colorful flash of a hummingbird is one of the most delightful sights to see in your garden. There is also a warm and fuzzy boost of satisfaction that comes from knowing your outdoor space is comfortable for other creatures, too. While hummingbirds love to flit around and are typically speedy visitors, there is a way to entice them to stick around longer. In addition to a hanging feeder of nectar and irresistible plants, a fountain-laden bird bath will bring joy to both you and these tiny birds.  

Choosing a bird bath with a fountain or adding one to your existing bird bath will make it an appealing option for hummingbirds. Luckily, it's not too difficult to create or obtain either. Bird enthusiasts can buy fountain mechanisms that can be placed in the bird bath they already have at home. These are usually solar-powered, making it simple to create a bath that hummingbirds will adore. Learn more about why these little critters prefer this type of bath so you can create a hummingbird haven in your yard.

Why hummingbirds love fountain bird baths

While a standard bird bath is fine, solar-powered baths with fountain mechanisms are much more beneficial and attractive to hummingbirds. Like other avian species, hummingbirds seek out water sources to bathe in and drink from. A drip fountain gives them a place to rest, preen, and cool off. It's also a much-appreciated garden feature that helps birds battle the heat during warmer seasons.

But why does a gurgling fountain with a spray or cascade of water work better as opposed to another bath? Hummingbirds prefer to fly through mist and droplets, rather than shimmy around in a basin like many other birds. Not only this, but the bubbling motion of a solar fountain will catch their attention better than a stationary pool of water. Like with bird feeders, just be sure to keep your bird bath clean for all the species that make a pit stop in your yard. Before you know it, you might have a few new shiny-feathered fliers zipping around in your new water feature.