Solar-powered bird bath instructions

Courtesy of Mel Hinton,
San Diego Audubon Society

It is well known that birds are attracted to water, especially running water. However, most fountains or small ponds require a 120-V electrical pump which is expensive to install, may require permitting, and--if not installed properly--could potentially pose an electrocution danger to humans and wildlife.  This article will show you a solar-powered alternative you can make yourself. The solar birdbath is inexpensive, easy to build, and uses readily available parts. The two applications shown (ground and patio installations) are examples of the many ways the birdbath can be configured. 

For more information, call the San Diego Audubon office (858 273-7800) or email Mel Hinton.