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A delightful summer and winter outdoor watering device for wild birds, pets, and wildlife. A waterer incorporating wind protection, solar heating and insulation. Unique and safe non electric environmentally responsible outdoor water station for use at the same time as you prepare you daily indoor pet water and food dishes.

Works all day better than open bowl to give animals the same loving daily fresh water your indoor pets receive. In winter sunlight passive solar top provides radiant sun heat to keep water ice free to 15 degrees F. In summer shade keeps water cooler and cleaner. Easy to clean. Top protects water from bacteria.

Portable with no wires to chew.

* Top covers water to keep it clean from droppings
* Build in air insulation keeps water warm in winter and cool in summer
* insulation keeps water cool in summer, warm in winter
* Special design top allows passive solar heating while animals can access water

 

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Welcome to the online information about Solar Sipper solar heated wild bird and pet drinking water stations and birdbaths, and Happy Bird Publications, publishers of wildlife manuals.

A sip of fresh water is better than none at all, so wet their whistles.®

BEST BUY 2022

Model 10007  All purpose outside animal waterer.. In winter place in sunlight without wind to keep insulated water free of ice to 20 degree atmosphere. In summer place in shade with wind to keep insulated water cool. Fill with household clean water daily. Engineered to use nature to avoid electricity.

Made in USA since 1985.

24.95 freight free in US  and add $20 for other destinations worldwide. Send name and address and Email, with cash or money order enclosed, to Happy Bird Corporation, PO Box 86, Weston MA 02086

Prices of other models and parts see order form below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many customers have praised the quality and effectiveness of the Solar Sipper.

 

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4.0 out of 5 stars Buying it again

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2012

I purchased a Super Solar Sipper several years ago and used it until it cracked and fell apart from age. While not as good as a heated birdbath, I found that the Sipper did its job. The water in it did not freeze unless the temperature was below 20 to 25 degrees, and the birds (and squirrels) in my yard used it all the time. I placed it on a short pole near bushes to give the birds a sense of security when using it and they would be there first thing every morning. Am now purchasing another to replace that one.

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Sandra M. Williams

 

4.0 out of 5 stars The birds are happy, I am happy

Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2008

I ordered my solar sipper in December. It took the birds a bit of time to discover it, but I have to say it brought me tremendous happiness the first time I drove up to my house and saw a chickadee drinking from my solar sipper! I do take it in at night because it gets so cold here at night.

5.0 out of 5 stars Works for me!

Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2014

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We’re in the midst of what seems to be a never ending arctic freeze. Temperatures in the single digits to – 10 and wind chills as low as – 35. I take care of a group of homeless cats ~ some feral, some throw aways. It broke my heart to see them licking at the frozen bowls of water. Even changing it several times a day didn’t help. It froze up almost instantly.
The Solar Sipper does the trick. As another reviewer said, it will freeze up overnight, but it works great during the day, even in these temperatures. I’m so glad I bought one.

UPDATE: 2/7/2014
I just ordered a second one. As I said, it will freeze up overnight. Seeing as I don’t want the kitties I feed to have to wait for me to bring in the frozen one, run hot water over it to loosen the ice and refill it, I decided that having a second one that I can have ready to go in the morning is the answer.
It was ZERO degrees this morning with a wind chill of – 23 and there was still unfrozen water under the ice.
I’m so glad I found this product.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A good product, and it works!

Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2015

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These work perfectly, and keep my feral cats, birds and all animals in the garden happy all winter. I just brought them in at night or they would freeze over but during the day they worked very well and keep a portion of water open for the wild animals and birds to drink from all day.

 

 

Solar Sippers wildlife and bird waterers have been  carried in the past in a large variety of vendors both on the internet and in stores. Check out current stock and current prices  at our online store and others on Amazon, Plow and Hearth, Duncraft, WalMart, Sears, Unbeatable Sales, Goldcrest, A.M. Leonard and many others. At these places you may buy with your credit card or Paypal.

We sell here online ONLY the parts for our Solar Sipper units. We do not sell with credit cards here. You may send your check directly to Happy Bird Corporation, PO Box 86, Weston, MA 02493 with a copy of the order form for parts properly filled out.

 

All Season Deluxe Wild Bird Watering Station Model (10008)
The Model 10008 Deluxe Solar Sipper is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. This water station does it all. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean. It insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice to 20 degrees F.

Solar Sipper Model 10008 Details

All Season Maxpower Wild Bird Watering Station (10007)
Maximum black surface for solar heating – The Model 10007 Maxpower Solar Sipper is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. This water station does it all. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean. It insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice to 20 degrees F.

Solar Sipper Model 10007 Details

All Season Super Solar Sipper Wild Bird Watering Station (10040)
The Model 10040 Super Solar Sipper solar heated portable fresh drinking water station for wild birds is designed with birds in mind to go where they go at any time of year. Tough plastic cover keeps water clean for a day’s drinking while the patented top design keeps enough solar heat to keep water from freezing to 15 degrees F. all day in winter sun, depending on sun and wind conditions.

All Season Deluxe Pet Sipper – Pet Watering Station (10012)
The Model 10012 Pet Sipper is a safe and reliable Solar Sipper animal watering stations, engineered for providing fresh drinking water. The water surface is covered to keep water clean while the unit is insulated for year-round use. Winter use is possible due to the patented solar top. In winter, simply fill with warm water, put out in the winter sun and the unit will remain unfrozen all day to 20 deg. F.

Solar Sipper Model 10012 Details

All Season Standard Commercial – Pet Watering Station (10011)
The Model 10011 Pet Sipper is a safe and reliable Solar Sipper animal watering stations, engineered for providing fresh drinking water. The water surface is covered to keep water clean while the unit is insulated for year-round use. Winter use is possible due to the patented solar top. In winter, simply fill with warm water, put out in the winter sun and the unit will remain unfrozen all day to 20 deg.

All Season Standard Commercial – Pet Watering Station (10011) Details

Blue Solar Sipper (10003)
Non electric, All Season wild bird Garden Blue Solar Sipper with Garden blue footed base and translucent top. Top keeps water clean, safe-no electric wires, solar top uses sun to keep water clear of ice to 20 deg.F, Ambient, air space keeps water cool in summer, warm in winter.

Blue Solar Sipper (10003) Details

Blue Solar Sipper with Bracket (10014)
Garden Blue Solar Sipper (see description above item: 10003) with Bracket (10004).

Blue Solar Sipper with Bracket (10014) Details

 

When ordering Parts for Solar Sippers
Note that the tops intended for bird use have a smaller opening than the tops intended for wild animal / pet use.

Mounting Bracket (10004)
Mounting bracket for all Solar Sipper models. Mounting hardware included. is sold online at Amazon.

 

The following parts may  be ordered here with attached order form and instructions.

Solar Black Outer Cup (10023)
Price: $13.95 (plus s/h)

Berry Red outer cup (10024)
Price: $16.95 (plus s/h)

Translucent outer cup (10027)
Price: $16.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Sipper inner cup (10025)
Fits all Solar Sippers
Price: $10.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Top for Pet Sipper (white) (10022)
For small animals, 4″ hole, to convert 10007, 10008 from wild bird to animal use
Price: $13.95 (plus s/h)

Solar top for wild birds (10026)
Replaces top for 10040
Price: $9.95 (plus s/h)

Solar Top (black) for Wild Birds (10021)
1 1/2″ hole, fits 10007, 10008
Price: $9.95 (plus s/h)

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A unique safe environmentally responsible outdoor water station for use with your backyard pets, birds and wildlife at the same time as you prepare you daily indoor pet water and food dishes.

Works all day better than open bowl to give animals the same loving daily fresh water your indoor pets receive. In winter sunlight passive solar top provides radiant sun heat to keep water ice free to 20 degrees F.

Easy to clean.

Top protects water from bacteria. Portable and safe with no electric wires to chew.

Another innovative product from Happy Bird Corporation home of Thomas Hollyday Chesapeake fiction, nature books and environmental safe water products all listed on Amazon.com.

Solar Sipper Model 10014 on Amazon

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This all season wild bird Garden Blue Solar Sipper features a blue footed base and translucent top. The covered top keeps the water clean.

The solar sipper is wholly safe – there are no electrical wires. The solar top uses the power of the sun to keep water clear of ice down to 20 degrees F. Ambient air space keeps water cool in summer, warm in winter.

Solar Sipper Model 10003 on Amazon

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A delightful summer and winter outdoor watering device for wild birds, pets, and wildlife. A waterer incorporating wind protection, solar heating and insulation. Unique and safe non electric environmentally responsible outdoor water station for use at the same time as you prepare you daily indoor pet water and food dishes.

Works all day better than open bowl to give animals the same loving daily fresh water your indoor pets receive.

In winter sunlight passive solar top provides radiant sun heat to keep water ice free to 20 degrees F (15 degrees F on Super Solar Sipper). In summer shade keeps water cooler and cleaner. Easy to clean. Top protects water from bacteria.

Portable with no wires to chew. Check out Google for recent “solar sipper tests 21415” for performance video in winter storms. Another innovative product from Happy Bird Corporation home of Thomas Hollyday Chesapeake fiction, nature books and environmental safe water products. All listed on Amazon.com and Amazon Kindle.

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The Solar Sipper Model 1007 is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean.

The patented design insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice.

In winter, simply fill with warm water, place in winter sun and the Solar Sipper will remain unfrozen all day to 20 degrees F.

A natural product that combines wind protection, solar heating and insulation. A unique safe environmentally responsible outdoor water station for use with your backyard pets, birds and wildlife at the same time as you prepare you daily indoor pet water and food dishes. Works all day better than open bowl to give animals the same loving daily fresh water your indoor pets receive. In winter sunlight passive solar top provides radiant sun heat to keep water ice free to 20 degrees F. Easy to clean. Top protects water from bacteria. Portable and safe with no electric wires to chew. Check out Google for recent “solar sipper tests 21415” for performance video in winter storms. Another innovative product from Happy Bird Corporation home of Thomas Hollyday Chesapeake fiction, nature books and environmental safe water products all listed on Amazon.com

* passive solar top attracts sun heat to keep water ice free to 20 degrees F
* top covers water to help keep it free of bacteria
* insulation keeps water cool in summer, warm in winter

Dimensions:
Length: 8.5″
Height: 3″
Width: 8.5″

Solar Sipper Model 10007 on Amazon

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written by Dr. Scott Shalloway and Tom Hollyday

“Water. It’s out most precious natural resource. Without it, life as we know it would cease to exist. It’s the source and support of all life on earth. And for backyard birders, water’s the secret to attracting a colorful collections of visitors all year long.

The virtues of water are many, but most importantly water satisfies thirst. Animal tissue is approximately 70 percent water. Water lost in urine or evaporation can be replaced by eating water-rich foods such as insects and berries, or by simply taking a drink.

Water also provides a convenient place to bathe. During warm weather birds routinely immerse themselves in shallow puddles of water. They fluff their feathers and flap their wings to insure that every feather gets soaked. When they leave the water, they fluff and shake their feathers, and preen. Clean feathers insulate the body from summer heat and winter cold.

Finally, after a cold bath on a hot day a bird might just feel better and look better to other birds. A good soaking may relive the itch and discomfort caused by mites and feather lice. And a smartly groomed male, whose appearance helps attract females, holds a mate’s attention, and deters competitors, may be taken more seriously than its less fastidious counterparts.

These virtues have been known for years and in large measure explain the historic popularity of backyard bird baths. Bird lovers go to great lengths to satisfy their backyard visitors. Unfortunately bird baths are just that – baths. After just a few soakings, a traditional bird bath turns into a warm soupy broth of dirty water, shed feathers and droppings – hardly an irresistible place to take a drink.

In 1989 Tom Hollyday, a lifelong animal lover, decided backyard birds deserved better. “I wanted to build a device that would keep water cool in the hot weather, use solar power to keep water liquid in cold weather, and was easy to keep clean,” he recalls. “In the process I eliminated the drudgery of scrubbing traditional bird baths and the expense and bother of electric heating elements.”

Hollyday presented his solution to the bird dilemma and called it the “Solar Sipper.” It consists of three parts. The top cover keeps dirt and debris from soiling the water, while a single small hole offer thirsty birds an ideal drinking platform. The main bowl rests inside a larger outer bowl. The air space between the bowls insulates the water from temperature extremes. In winter, the passive solar heats keeps the water from freezing down to 20 degrees F when the fresh water is placed out in the sun. During the summer, the air space prevents the water from overheating. In other words, the Solar Sipper provides clean fresh drinking water all year long – simply, reliably and inexpensively. If you already have a bird bath, the Solar Sipper is a perfect complement to insure that clean drinking water is always available.

Though the Solar Sipper can be post-mounted, it works even better when placed directly on the ground. Dr. Scott Shalloway, one of the nation’s leading authorities on attracting backyard birds, calls the Solar Sipper a “remarkably simple and effective watering device. So often the best ideas are the simple ones. I’ve seen everything from cardinals to blue jays to chickadees and goldfinches drinking for my Solar Sipper, which I keep on the ground about five feet from a tray feeder.”

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This review of the Solar Sipper product line was done by Birding Business in Early Spring 2003.

“Cool, Clear Sizzle – How to promote the benefit of backyard water features”

“Tom Hollyday of Happy Bird has developed a line of products that enforce separation of drinking and bathing. Hollyday has also put thought into energy efficient ways to heat and cool the water to compensate for those seasonal stressors of ice and heat. By separating the mess of bathing from the need for clean drinking water, the threat of spreading disease is removed.”

“Water is cool, and water sizzles. It is key to birding habitat success.”

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Welcome to my new website! My name is Thomas Hollyday.

Be sure to explore my site to find information on the complete lines of Solar Sipper outdoor water stations for wildlife, a complete list of the current Chesapeake fiction by Thomas Hollyday, the cartoon work of Thomas Hollyday, and the non fiction publications.

 

To contact me, you can write:

Thomas Hollyday

4405 Great Meado Road

Dedham, Ma 02026

 

Happy Bird Corporation
P.O. Box 86
Weston, MA 02493

 

or email:

tomah@solarsippers.com

 

 

NOTE:   Order forms.

Solar Sipper Order Form is at the end of the water products section. The river Sunday Romance Myetery series of novels about the Chesapeake are sold at the Amazon Kindle site. The Natures Viewp;oint cartoon books are sold at the Amazon Kindle site. The Cartoon art is sold at Cafepress.com.  See the full Solar Sipper Order form for information.

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