Five Heated Bird Baths that are Great for Winter

Want to know a secret to bringing more birds to your yard during the winter? Heated bird baths are a welcome source of water for many species during the harsh winter.

A heated bird bath is especially welcome for birds when it’s cold, because lakes and ponds are frozen. Open water is hard to come by. There are also bird species, like American Robins and Cedar Waxwings, that are more likely to visit a bird bath versus a bird feeder. So, it’s a good resource for birds. But, it’s also great for you to bring more entertainment to your yard.

I woke up on the date of writing this story to a “feels like” temperature of -35 in Minnesota. I wanted to do some research on some of the most highly-rated heated bird baths I found online. Offering a water source in the winter is one of several things you can do to help birds when winter weather is at its worst. The Cornell Bird Lab also endorses heated bird baths as an element in a winter-friendly bird garden.

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For this story, I scanned Amazon as my primary source, but also listed any alternative online stores for shopping comparison. Each product needed to have at least 100 reviews of 4 stars or more to be considered for this list. I tried to find a variety of priced bird baths too.

I will regularly scan this article and its links over time, but please bear with me and let me know in the comments below if any links are out-of-date, or if you know of any other shopping options.

Disclaimer: Some links found on this page are Amazon affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and make a purchase, I might earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. (There’s no extra cost to you if you do this).

1. Farm Innovators Scalloped Heated Bird Bath

Farm Innovators Scalloped Heated Bird Bath
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About this Bird Bath:

  • This bird bath is the most expensive on the list, but it’s designed to be sturdy and easy to use. It’s made of a heavy plastic.
  • It has a built in heater. All you have to do is put it up and plug it in. It claims to only cost pennies a day to operate on its Amazon page.
  • Has a three year limited warranty.
  • I listed this bird bath because reviewers positively commented on the sturdiness, effectiveness for birds, and its ease-of use.

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2. GESAIL Bird Bath Heater

The GESAIL Bird Bath Heater
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About this Bird Bath:

  • It’s not a bird bath, but this is an affordable heater you can add to any bird bath. It works in temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It’s thermostatically controlled to keep water just above freezing and not use much energy.
  • Safe to use for both metal or plastic bird baths.
  • Customer reviews indicate this heater works well and is approachable price-wise. Great if you’re new to the hobby!

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3. API Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Hardware

API Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Hardware
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About this Bird Bath:

  • This bird bath has a 20 inch diameter. So, it can fit a lot of birds at once.
  • It comes with mounting hardware for any deck or patio railing, or your own pole system.
  • The bird bath has an enclosed heating system that’s easy to plug in and start using.
  • Made of a weather-resistant plastic.
  • It’s also made in the USA by Miller Manufacturing.

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4. Farm Innovators Sand Coated Stone Heated Birdbath

The Farm Innovators Sand Coated Stone Heated Birdbath
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About this Bird Bath:

  • This is a heated bird bath more suited to blend into a garden or backyard nature display.
  • It’s a 70-watt heated bird bath with the heating device hidden under the feeder.
  • Customer reviews like the appearance of this product and that it blends in well. However, some have complained about small leakage over time.

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5. GESAIL Heated Bird Bath with a Mount

The GESAIL Heated Bird Bath with a Mount.
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About this Bird Bath:

  • This is the most affordable bird bath on this listing (subject to change).
  • Has a built-in heating element is below the basin. Works in temperatures up to -22 degrees F.
  • Keeps water just above freezing to use limited electricity.
  • Comes with three mounting options: A deck mount, a clamp mount, and legs for standing solo.
  • Highly rated by customers for affordability, simplicity to use, and stability. Flexible to use in a variety of spaces.

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Wrapping Up

I hope this listing is helpful for you as you explore heated bird baths for the winter. Remember: Offering a water source is a great way to get birds visiting your yard and can really help them during cold snaps.

I’m open to your questions and product suggestions in the comment section below. Thanks a bunch for reading Dan’s Bird Bites!