The Birdzilla Blog
Information from the world of birding, including new content and products from Birdzilla.com.
Connecting power to your heated birdbath. Plus new Birdzilla Bird Guide.
You’ll need a source of outdoor electricity to run your birdbath heater or heated bath. If your home does not have an outdoor outlet, you can run an extension cord outside (get one rated for your heater), perhaps from your garage or basement. Alternatively, you may be able to replace an outdoor light bulb outlet with one that has a plug outlet in the base. Extension cords come in lengths from 10 feet to 50 feet, usually in nice bright colors to keep you from tripping over them. Remember that for outdoor electricity, you must use a ground-fault circuit interrupter. This device prevents shorting out or similar problems which may be associated with outdoor electricity. Outdoor outlets are likely already be grounded and protected by circuit breakers in your home
We are excited to announce that the new Birdzilla.com Photographic Guide to the Birds of North America is now available. Designed for beginner to intermediate level birders it covers 650 species. The guide includes range maps and 2,000 color photographs. Birds are organized by habitat. The guide also includes information on attracting and feeding birds.
The guide is available on Amazon for $24.95.