Birds at Water
Water is a key factor in creating an effective habitat to attract a wide variety of bird life. Moving water is magical. My “natural water feature” includes a buried 35-gallon reservoir for circulating water. The design, specifically for birds, incorporates stones, a small waterfall, a pool to amplify the water sound, and two shallow bathing pools. This water feature with adjacent plantings has proven very effective in attracting large quantities and many species of birds. To date, I have recorded 61 bird species at this water feature alone. The integration of other water features (pedestal, drip, reflective pool and a commercial molded resin log) also attracts many birds providing exceptional viewing throughout the day.