Believe it or not, you can attract more birds to your backyard with water than food. Some homeowners have used water to attract as many as 65 species of birds to their backyards.
Even though birds have been known to travel up to two miles to bathe and drink, many birds simply do not visit backyards that lack water.
As such, if you do not have a water feature in your backyard, consider adding one. Something as simple as a birdbath will make a big difference. Simply make sure you purchase a birdbath that has a gently sloping bottom that has a depth of no more than 1.5″ – 2″