Add a wild bird bath to your backyard habitat and it will not only add a touch of elegance and tranquility but will significantly increase your chance of attracting and retaining more wild birds and critters. Birds require a fresh, consistent supply of clean water for both drinking and bathing. Natural water sources are not always available, even in the wettest of regions. A source of unfrozen, fresh water is vital to their very survival. Wild birds often suffer more for lack of water than lack of food. You can help wild bird while adding to the aesthetics of your yard by adding a decorative bird bath.