Heated Bird Baths and De-Icers

The Benefits of Heating a Bird Bath During Winter

Heated bird baths and de-icers offer many benefits to you, your backyard birds and even your bird bath itself. Here’s why:

  1. The biggest benefit for you and your family. The joy of attracting a variety of birds to your backyard this winter. Find out more here.
  2. Birds need water all year round, but especially in winter. Your ice-free bird bath can be a life saver! See ‘Wild Birds, Winter and Water‘ for more info.
  3. Steady heat (thermostat controlled) saves your bird bath bowl from the stress of repeated freezing and thawing that causes cracking.

Heated Bird Baths We Recommend

Erva Heated Bird Baths

The Backyard Naturalist has definite favorites among heated bird baths and de-icers. We frequently recommend Erva Heated Bird Baths and here are the reasons why:

  • Energy efficient and money saving!
  • 60 watt heating element is controlled with thermostat.
  • Made with material certified as flame retardant and non-toxic. Guaranteed BPA-free.
  • Heating elements are fully insulated, sending heat directly upwards.
  • Full insulation prevents condensation that can corrode electrical contacts.
  • Thermostatically controlled, operates only when necessary. Costs only pennies to operate.
  • Provides accessible water for your birds down to -20°F!

Note about extreme temperatures: You may see icing on the surface of the water when temperatures are really, really low (like -20°F and lower), especially if there is wind chill to factor in. This is normal at such extremes. It doesn’t mean the heater is broken, just keep in mind that it’s 60 watts working all its might to keep the water from freezing solid!)

Pole Mount

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Pole Mounted Heated Bird Bath

Pole Mounted Heated Bird Bath

Dish is 14” in diameter. It nests in a clamp mount gray granite ring.

Clamp On

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Heated Bird Bath - Clamp-on to deck rail

Clamp-on Heated Bird Bath

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Heated Bird Bath - Clamped to deck railing in winter snow and ice

Heated bird bath in action! Clamped to a deck railing and easy to view from inside the house. It’s so easy!!!

Dish is 14” in diameter. It nests in a clamp mount gray granite ring.

Ground Level

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Ground Level Heated Bird Bath

Ground Level Heated Bird Bath

Dish is 14” in diameter. It nests in a steel wire ring that’s powdercoated black.

Heated Bird Bath Dish Insert/Replacement

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Heated Bird Bath - Dish Insert Replacement

14″ in diameter, 1-¼” deep and holds over ¾ of a gallon of water. Fits any 14″ Bird bath Ring. Designed for use on our clamp, pole, or ground level bath support rings. Not recommended for placement in large bird bath bowls which may fill with water, or on the ground. Possible water seepage will damage it.

Replacement Dish

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Heated Bird Bath 14" Dish Replacement

Replacement

14” diameter and 1-1/4″ deep. plastic bird bath dish. Green. Holds over 3/4 of a gallon of water.

Wire Frame Stand for 14 Inch Heated Bird Bath

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Erva's Wire Frame Stand for their 14" heated bird bath.

Wire Frame Stand for 14″ Heated Bath

Dish is 14” in diameter. It nests in a clamp mount gray granite ring.
Weight: 8.66 lbs.

Other Heated Bird Baths We Recommend

Deck Mount

The EZ-Tilt Deck Mount

  • 20 inch heated bird bath with mount hardware that allows lifting and tilting for hassle-free maintenance.
  • EZ-Tilt Deck Mount makes cleaning, emptying and storing simple. Did we mention that it Lifts and Tilts?!
  • Mounts to either a 2×4″ or 2×6″ deck rail.
  • Two inch depth is ideal for a variety of birds, while gradual slope encourages bathing.
  • Weather resistant construction for years of use.
  • 150 watts, 120 volts, 60 Hz.

Weight: 5.50 lbs
Dimensions: 20.75 (D) x 4.50 (W) x 20.50 (H) inches

Scalloped Edge Heated Bird Bath with Deck Mount

The Backyard Naturalist stocks Farm Innovations Scalloped Edge Heated Bird Bath with Deck Mount hardware to attach to railing.

All-seasons decorative heated birdbath with easy twist-on deck mount. Compression molded design has scalloped edges and a hidden electrical connection to allow for year-round use.
Weight: 7.75 lbs
Dimensions: 18.50 (D) x 13.50 (W) x 4.13 (H) inches

Pedestals, Combos or Bowl Separate

Scalloped Edge Heated Bird Bath Pedestal and Bowl Combo

The Backyard Naturalist has Farm Innovations' Scalloped Edge Heated Bird Bath combo that includes the bowl and pedestal.

  • 120 watt thermostatically controlled heater is built in.
  • Works automatically during freezing temperatures when plugged in to extension cord.
  • Compression molded plastic design is durable.
  • Can be used year round.

Weight: 16 lbs
Dimensions: 14.00 (D) x 18.00 (W) x 23.00 (H) inches

Scalloped Edge Heated Bird Bath – Bowl Only

The Backyard Naturalist Scalloped Edge Bird Bath Bowl sold separately also.

Heavy Duty Bird Bath – Pedestal Only

The Backyard Naturalist carries this Pedestal alternative to replace clamp on hardware, this one is heavy duty!

Heavy duty pedestal replaces the deck mount to create a free standing bird bath. Heavier weight for added durability.
Weight: 7 lbs.

Heated Bowl and Pedestal

The Backyard Naturalist has Allied Products Heated Bowl and Pedestal Bird Bath in stock.

150 Watts. Designed to not operate when out of water.
Weight: 7.00 lbs
Dimensions: 24.25 (D) x 14.50 (W) x 14.50 (H) inches

Bird Bath De-Icers

Heated Rock De-Icer

The Backyard Naturalist stocks and recommends Farm Innovators 75 watt 'Heated Rock' Bird Bath De-Icer that is safe to use in all bird baths.

Heated Rock De-Icer

  • Looks like a flat rock resting in your bird bath!
  • Cast aluminum with a decorative “rock-like” finish
  • Controlled by thermostat, so it only works when needed!
  • 75 watts and safe to use in all bird baths

Bird Bath Ice Eliminator

The Backyard Naturalist has the K&H Ice Eliminator for Bird Baths

  • Unique design with low energy consumption, 50 watts.
  • Solid aluminum housing keeps it from falling out of the bird bath.
  • Rock-like design blends naturally or can be spray painted to match your bird bath.
  • Will not calcify, rust or leave stains in your bird bath.
  • Won’t burn or melt plastic bird baths.

Multi-Use Bird Bath De-Icer, 150 Watts

The Backyard Naturalist stocks Bird Bath Multi-use De-Icers

  • Cast aluminum construction for long-term efficiency and performance.
  • Non-stick coating reduces corrosion and climate lime buildup.
  • Thermostatically controlled, operates only when necessary. Costs only pennies to operate.
  • Designed for multiple uses, but works great to keep bird baths heated and de-ice!
  • Safe for use in plastic bird baths.
  • Submergible with a 5.5 foot power cord.

Useful Heated Bird Bath Hardware and Accessories

Cord Connectors, Industrial Orange and Green

The Backyard Naturalist has the hardware and connectors you need to get your heated bird bath set up right away! Green connectors in photo.

The Backyard Naturalist has the hardware and connectors you need to get your heated bird bath set up right away! Including the orange connectors in this image.

The Cord Connect provides a water-tight connection between two power cords and locks them together to keep them from coming apart. Use with De-Icers, Lawn & Garden Equipment, Power Tools, Outdoor Lighting, Pond Equipment, Christmas Lights, and much more.

Our Favorite Bird Bath Brush

Keep a handy brush for clearing snow and ice from wild bird bath.
Very handy for clearing ice and snow away from your bird bath and feeders.