- Install a water source in a safe area in your yard that is away from human foot traffic and cats; however the bird bath needs to be in an area where you can watch the birds from a distance. I would recommend setting the bird bath in the center of a garden where the plants will conceal the birds from a cats view.
- Maintain the bird bath by changing the water daily. Empty the water from the bird bath daily.
- Clean the bird bath by removing the feathers, bird droppings, mosquito larvae or algae.
- Rinse well with a garden hose before refilling the bird bath with tap water that has been treated with Aqua Safe to remove chlorine or fill the bird bath with purified water.
- Another way to fill the bird bath is to collect rainwater in a barrel, then use this natural water.
- Choose an area for the bird bath and then install it. Leave the bird bath in that location and refrain from moving it. It will take a few days for the birds to notice the water source.
- Hang peanut and suet feeders throughout your yard to attract woodpeckers, wrens and chickadees.
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