The 10 Best Solar Bird Bath Fountains
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Bird bath fountains are a treat for nature lovers, as they provide a source of fresh water that can attract feathered friends and other interesting wildlife. These models are all solar-powered, so you don’t have to run any electrical wiring, and they’ll serve as an elegant addition to a garden or patio. They come in a variety of sturdy and stylish choices to suit any backyard decor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 04, 2020:
In today’s update, we replaced a number of unavailable models with newer or updated ones. The Qualife Garden has replaced the similar TekHome Garden, and like the KeHome Pool, it goes well inside a bird bath as well as in a pond or a swimming pool to circulate the water. It’s compact enough for versatile placement, and comes with four handy replacement nozzles. The ASC Sundance replaces the Greta Arts Santa Fe. While both come in terracotta designs, the ASC model is also offered in a striking cobalt blue. It features five cascading ceramic bowls, the bottom of which measures a generous 15 inches in diameter. This is a good choice for anyone who wants to add a touch of elegance to the backyard, and it also produces a soothing bubbling sound. Note that like some other models, this one can be rather sluggish on cloudy days.
Today we also added in the Smart Solar Murano, another highly decorative model that’s versatile as well, thanks to its two heads that allow for multiple spray patterns. You can choose either a bubbling effect or an umbrella spray feature. It’s made of highly durable glass fiber reinforced concrete with a discreet underwater solar pump system. It boasts an attractive verdigris finish and a row of colorful mosaic tiles toward the top. The Furniture Creations Wishing Well also joins the list, and it bears an old-fashioned imitation fieldstone design for a touch of whimsy. It’s got a large and a small bowl through which the water circulates, and two polyresin birds reside permanently on its rims. It requires some assembly, which is relatively simple, and also comes with an electric adapter that gives you the option to plug it into a wall outlet.
June 17, 2019:
Moving water not only attracts beautiful songbirds, but it also deters mosquitoes, as an added bonus. When you go with a bird bath fountain that comes with a solar panel, you’re choosing to save on your utility bill while also being kind to the environment. Today’s selections range from the utilitarian to the colorful and ornate. Our list has something for every taste and budget.
Retaining its top spot is the strikingly deep blue Smart Solar Ceramic, which not only attracts wildlife, but also has a durable build and is simple to put together. It offers a generously sized bowl that’s 17 inches in diameter and is encircled by rows of light blue and white flowers. Its smooth surface is a breeze to clean, and it’s also light enough to be carried by most people.
Joining the selection is the Vivohome Set, which comes in your choice of copper or green – both of which resemble an antique, engraved work of art. The solar panel is incorporated into the bubbler, which sits in the basin. Three sturdy stakes hold it firmly into the ground. You can switch between four spray patterns, thanks to its interchangeable heads.
Another new addition is the Greta Arts Santa Fe, a cascading fountain with five terra cotta bowls through which water trickles, before being recycled back up again. They’re made of ceramic, with eye-catching mosaic accents. Included are thorough instructions on how to take it apart periodically for cleaning, so it should run smoothly for many a day in your garden or on your deck.
Songbird Garden Embossed Made in the U.S.A., this vibrant blue glass basin is hand-painted and will surely add interest to your garden, deck or patio. Its stand is constructed of wrought iron and powder-coated in a durable black finish, and it folds easily for storage. It requires around 1-1/2 inches of water to submerge the pump, on which sits the solar panel. It features four nozzles that each offer different spray patterns. songbirdgarden.com
The Birdhouse Chick Mosaic Bubbler This column-style, artistic selection will entice your feathered friends with moving water and its soothing sounds. It comes with two fountain heads, so you can switch between a bubbler and an umbrella spray pattern. It’s made of fiberglass with reinforced concrete, and features a natural Verdi gris color with a contrasting band of mosaic tiles. It's equipped with a patented solar panel and pump system, and a fully charged battery provides up to six hours of run time. thebirdhousechick.com
Belham Living Naples Stone Column Powered by a solar panel in the center of its bowl, this bird bath is constructed of durable cast stone with a finish of contemporary black and copper colors. It’s adorned with a perched bird, and the column features intriguing geometric designs. It weighs 40 pounds and stands nearly three feet tall. hayneedle.com