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Purple Martins

 

 

The following page is dedicated to the attraction, raising and enjoyment
of Purple Ma
rtins

 


 

Within the following pages, you will find all kinds of information dealing with Purple Martins. Things like how to attract them, house them and how to properly care for them. I've tried to present this information in a manner that anyone can understand so that they can enjoy this wonderful bird species should they wish to try and attract some to their homes.  These purple martin pages are designed by Chuck Abare.  Chuck's email address is posted on most of the pages.  Write him with and questions or comments.  He has put together a wealth of information on purple martins that can definitely assist you in starting a purple martin colony.

 
 

Here's a quick Overview of Purple Martins

The Purple Martin

 

Answers to common questions on purple martins.
FAQ's

 

What's it take to attract martins
Requirements for martins
 

The biological descriptions and habits.
The Martin Bio Page

More detailed descriptions of their daily habits.

The Habits Page

A bunch of tips to attract them.

Tips to Attract Them

 

Methods for controlling martin pests.

Purple Martin Pest Control

Links to just about anywhere to do with purple martins

My Links Page 

A few purple martin myths dispelled

Martin Myths/Facts

 

How to do...

Nest Checks

 

My stand on
Pesticides

 

Learn all about Gourds and Purple Martins.


The Gourd Page

Do It Yourself...

How to get plans to build them a home.


Plans for a Gourd Rack

 

Plans for a Wooden House

 

Drawings & Pictures.
Add a T-14 to a round pole.

T-14 Mounting

More Drawings, Sketches & Pics.
The mechanics of...
Purple Martin Housing

 

Add Crescent SREH's to 

Gourds and Houses

 

Rework Gourds to Make Them

Starling Resistant

Gourd SREH's

 

Build your own...

Sparrow Trap

 

Build your own...

Predator Guard

 


Extras...

How to print my pages.
Printing

 

Help!!! I found a baby martin on the ground.
Feeding Baby Martins

 

Check out why purple martin housing should be painted white.
Thermal Testing

 

Read how I got started in the hobby of Purple Martins.
Read 'My Story'

 


New Stuff...

 

Check out this new invention for purple martins...
Plastic Horizontal Gourd

 

Actual calculations on strengths of martin poles...
Structural Martin Poles

 

Housing standards, both houses and gourds...
Standards for Martin Housing

   
Ulimate 4 Section Telescoping Pole
Description: Extends to 14 feet, push button section release, comes with ground socket and lowers to 4'10". Assembled. Flag sold separate. 10 Year Warranty.
Dimensions: Base diameter 2-7/8" Top diameter 1-7/8"
Made in the USA!


   
Coates Eight Room Original Purple Martin House
The C-4 is one of the most economical ways to become a martin landlord. It offers all the benefits of the larger mansions, but with fewer rooms. This starter home is ideal for smaller yards.   Made to fit TP-12 pole. Assembly Required.

   
Coates Eight Room Starling Resistant Purple Martin House
The new starling resistance entrance holes (SREH) are new for Coates this year. This crescent shape design allows easy access to the martins, but keeps starlings out. This house and these types of doors are recommended to landlords that may have a problem with starlings.
Made to fit TP-12 pole.  Assembly Required.


   
Coates Eight Room WatersEdge Suites Purple Martin House
Features 6" x 12" two-room suites for greater protection from predators and weather. Birds enter the inner nest room through another hole. Nest rooms have elevated subfloors. Louvered air vents and attic insulation provide optimal protection from temperature extremes. Each suite has its own private porch with guard rail. Hinged doors allow easy access and roof perch lets the birds sit on top of their 'mansion.' Houses are available in 4-, 6-, and 8-compartment models. Mount on one of the optional 12' telescoping poles. Made of durable, lightweight aluminum with a reflective roof. Available with starling-resistant crescent entrance holes only.  Assembly required.  Made to fit either the Standard Pole TP-12 or the Heavy Duty Pole HD-12.

   
Coates Four Room WatersEdge Suites Purple Martin House

Features 6" x 12" two-room suites for greater protection from predators and weather. Birds enter the inner nest room through another hole. Nest rooms have elevated subfloors. Louvered air vents and attic insulation provide optimal protection from temperature extremes. Each suite has its own private porch with guard rail. Hinged doors allow easy access and roof perch lets the birds sit on top of their 'mansion.' Houses are available in 4-, 6-, and 8-compartment models. Mount on one of the optional 12' telescoping poles. Made of durable, lightweight aluminum with a reflective roof. Available with starling-resistant crescent entrance holes only. Assembly required.  Made to fit TP-12 pole. 



   
Coates Heavy Duty Telescopic Twelve Foot Pole
Choose from either of these three-piece telescoping poles with thumbscrew locks for your Coates and WatersEdge houses. Both extend to just over 12' after installation. TP12 is made of 20-gauge galvanized steel and is recommended for the two and three-story houses. HD12 is made of heavier, 16 gauge galvanized steel and is recommended for the 4-story houses.

   
Coates Six Room WatersEdge Suites Purple Martin House

Features 6" x 12" two-room suites for greater protection from predators and weather. Birds enter the inner nest room through another hole. Nest rooms have elevated subfloors. Louvered air vents and attic insulation provide optimal protection from temperature extremes. Each suite has its own private porch with guard rail. Hinged doors allow easy access and roof perch lets the birds sit on top of their 'mansion.' Houses are available in 4-, 6-, and 8-compartment models. Mount on one of the optional 12' telescoping poles. Made of durable, lightweight aluminum with a reflective roof. Available with starling-resistant crescent entrance holes only. Assembly required. Made to fit TP-12 pole.



   
Coates Sixteen Room Original Purple Martin House
A mansion for serious landlords that is ready to attract and maintain martins. It comes with all the great features that Coates original houses are known for with 16 rooms that will welcome any martin colony.  Made to fit either the standard pole TP-12 or the Heavy Duty pole HD-12.  Assembly Required.

   
Coates Sixteen Room Starling Resistant Purple Martin House
The new starling resistance entrance holes (SREH) are new for Coates this year. This crescent shape design allows easy access to the martins, but keeps starlings out. This house and these types of doors are recommended to landlords that may have a problem with starlings.
Made to fit either the standard pole TP-12 or the Heavy Duty pole HD-12.  Assembly Required.


   
Coates Twelve Room Original Purple Martin House
Introduced in the early 80's, this has been the cornerstone of Coates success. The features of the Coates original are all aluminum and stainless steel (no wood or plastic), hinged doors, ceiling plate, reflective roof, top perch, door plugs, metal base, ventilated roof, and all necessary hardware.   Made to fit TP-12 pole.  Assembly Required.

   
Coates Twelve Room Starling Resistant Purple Martin House
The new starling resistance entrance holes (SREH) are new for Coates this year. This crescent shape design allows easy access to the martins, but keeps starlings out. This house and these types of doors are recommended to landlords that may have a problem with starlings.  Made to fit TP-12 pole.  Assembly Required.

   
Coates Twenty Eight Room Original Purple Martin House

The White House comes fully assembled and ready to attract America's favorite back yard bird. With 28 rooms this mansion is sure to be the center of discussion in any backyard. Comes standard with all original Coates features including hinged doors for easy nest checks and cleanout.   HD-12 pole recommended.  COMPETELY PREASSEMBLED AT FACTORY. NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED



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