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A Waterfall in My Birdbath?

Updated on June 9, 2012

Birdbaths and water fountains have long been a central part of garden design. In some cases, these two components can come together to create a fun and functional centerpiece. We know that birds tend to be more attracted to moving water, rather than the stagnant water of a standard birdbath. We also know that by agitating the water, pests are less likely to take up residence in the birdbath. So, how do we get that water moving? Some choose to add a water wiggler or a dripper, and another option is a waterfall.


Waterfalls come in the form of layered rocks that can either be electrically or solar powered. Water is pumped continuously through a center spout and cascades down the sides of the layered rock. It is only necessary to have 1 1/2 inches of water in the birdbath for the waterfall rock to work. The waterfall rock is made of a durable resin material. You will need to contend with finding an electrical source unless you choose the solar-powered waterfall rock. This type has a remote solar panel that requires placement in direct sunlight. The sunlight on the panel will create the power to operate the pump. There is a backup battery in the solar waterfall rock, allowing you to choose when to operate the waterfall, and an AC adaptor, in case you want to use the waterfall indoors.

Birds Choice Solar Waterfall Rock
Birds Choice Solar Waterfall Rock | Source

Waterfall rocks are simple to assemble and they rest on the bottom of any birdbath. Plug in the fountain or utilize clean energy from the sun. The cascading water flow generates a soothing and relaxing sound.

Birds Choice Alpine Falls Waterfall Rock
Birds Choice Alpine Falls Waterfall Rock


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