The Backyard Naturalist stocks Drippers, Misters and Water Wigglers to spray your backyard birds with a fine mist. Especially attractive to Hummingbirds.

Drippers, Misters & Wigglers

Benefits from Adding Drippers, Misters or Wigglers

Adding drippers, misters or wigglers to your bird baths is super easy, not expensive and comes with many benefits for both you and your backyard birds!

Attracting New Birds

The best benefit is how adding motion and sound of moving water to your bird bath is ‘good advertising’. Birds will be attracted by the splashing and movement, so you may see more visitors at your feeders, too.

Another bonus, is seeing birds at your bath that will never be tempted by your seed feeders, like the insect and fruit eaters. All birds need water year round!

Stopping Mosquitoes

As a bonus for you and your family, keeping water in motion deters mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes seek water that is still and stagnant for their egg-laying. And that’s exactly why any well-maintained bird bath will not breed mosquitoes!!! Even without a dripper, mister or wiggler. Find out how and why in our resource “Mosquitoes, Bird Baths and Your Backyard“.

JOY! Hummingbirds and Misters

If you have Hummingbirds visiting your yard, you will definitely want to have a water mister. One of backyard birding’s best opportunities to see Hummingbirds up close: Watching Hummers dart in and out of the mist — possibly even pausing (As much as a Hummingbird can pause…don’t blink!) to take a bath by rubbing against soaked leaves.

The Backyard Naturalist’s Recommended Drippers, Misters and Wigglers

Misters – Rock or Pebble Bases

The Backyard Naturalist recommends adding a mister to your birdbath. Especially if you love Hummingbirds!

Rock Base Bird Bath Mister


Gently mist your birds and foliage with a subtle mist and the soothing sound of water drops falling from soaked leaves. Misters are especially attractive to Hummingbirds! They will dart quickly through the mist repeatedly and leaf bathe by rubbing against the wet leaves.

  • Equipped with a low-flow mist nozzle.
  • Exclusive custom valve.
  • No electricity required!
  • Hook directly to your outdoor faucet.
  • Includes 50′ of 1/4″ tubing, regulating valve, faucet fitting and a Y valve.
  • Solid base keeps mister in place.
The Backyard Naturalist recommends adding a mister to your birdbath. Especially if you love Hummingbirds!

Rock Base Bird Bath Mister

The Backyard Naturalist recommends adding a mister to your birdbath. Especially if you love Hummingbirds!

Pebble Base Bird Bath Mister

Dimensions: 3 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches
Weight: 4 lbs.
Construction: Resin, rubber

Water Wigglers – Standard Battery or Solar Powered

The Backyard Naturalist recommends adding a Water Wiggler to your bird bath, like this solar-powered wiggler.

Solar-Powered Bird Bath Water Wiggler

  • Moving water attracts birds.
  • The unique agitator action creates continuous ripples in the water, preventing mosquitos from laying eggs.
  • Easy to install! Just place and go! No wiring, no plumbing.
  • Require no electricity.
  • Operates 24 hours a day.
  • May be used with heated birdbaths
  • Protect from freezing temperatures.

Water Wiggler – Standard Battery

The Backyard Naturalist recommends adding a Water Wiggler to your bird bath, like this battery-operated wiggler.

Long battery life; operates on two D-cell batteries (not included)
Dimensions: 6 (D) x 6 (W) x 6 (H) inches
Weight: .5 lbs
Construction: Plastic, metal

Water Wiggler – Solar

The Backyard Naturalist recommends adding a Water Wiggler to your bird bath, like this solar-powered wiggler.

Water Wiggler – Solar Powered

Runs on a rechargable Nicad battery pack that is powered by the sun.
Dimensions: 6 (D) x 6 (W) x 6 (H) inches
Weight: 4 lbs
Construction: Plastic, metal