Purple Martins

Purple MartinsAnywhere you live and whatever you call one, you cannot reject the prized tie that binds this Purple Martins bird to the Americas. This wild bird that travels hundreds of thousands of miles to nest on Northern American soil depends upon us, almost totally, to breed. If Purple Martins landlords did not exist, these birds could perhaps go by way of the Dodo or traveler pigeon.  What additional bird captures the splendor of nature like the Purple Martin? What other animal-wild or domestic, traverses oceans and continents to revisit to the same exact place-year after year? We have been privileged with a blessed trust over hundreds-perhaps thousands of years, to offer homes for these birds. It is a responsibility that some have been called for; to preserve their homes and supply their safety.

Purple Martins are secondary cavity nesting animals.  Due to human contribution, east of the Rockies, Purple Martins have under gone a behavioral change. This means that, for the main part, they no longer distinguish natural cavities as possible nest sites. Due to numerous factors they have become dependent on humans to perform their need for nest sites. Factors such as widespread deforestation and urbanization have left the Purple Martin with little alternative

Placing a Purple Martin dwelling is not as benign or common place as other types of nest boxes such as a Bluebird box, for instance. Purple Martin houses were a frequent place sight in the 1940’s due to a regular misconception that Purple Martins feed on mosquitoes. As that population ages and those people either take down the birdhouses, move or pass away, less and less housing is put up to reinstate the housing that is taken down. Regrettably, Purple Martin numbers reflect this tendency. Fortunately, North America’s largest swallow can bounce back with our help.

Related Purple Martins accessories that you will need:

SaleBestseller No. 1
The Stokes Purple Martin Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting and Housing Purple Martins (Stokes Backyard Nature Books)
  • Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes, Justin L. Brown
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • Edition no. 1st (04/01/1997)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
Bestseller No. 2
Heath Outdoor Products PMD-1 Deluxe Painted Purple Martin Decoy With Mount
  • Purple Martin decoy helps attract Purple Martins to the housing site
  • Painted to resemble an adult Purple Martin
  • Mounts on the railings of Heath Aluminum Purple Martin Houses
  • Lightweight plastic
  • Mounting instructions and hardware included
Bestseller No. 4
Bird Watchers Digest 325 Enjoying Purple Martins More Booklet
  • Enjoying Purple Martins More booklet
  • The first complete handbook for the purple martin landlord
  • Includes a scout-arrival-dates map, a predator baffle design, and a martin colony troubleshooting chart
  • Each 32 page guide, easy to understand information
  • Color photographs, and useful tips
Bestseller No. 5
The Other Martens
  • Prime Video
  • English
Bestseller No. 6
Purple Martins 400 Questions & Answers
  • Chris J. Sr. Slabaugh
  • GET Printing
  • Paperback
  • Edition no. Paperback (01/01/1970)
  • English
SaleBestseller No. 7
Ravenox Bird Houses for Outside | Flying Martins Purple Martin Vertical Gourd - Handmade in USA Durable Bird House with A Conley II Hole Entrance Gourd Rack System Compatible (4 Pack)
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE BIRD FEEDER: Designed UV protected polyethylene vertical gourds. Its opaque, high-density polyethylene plastic unpainted gourd houses are perfect for outdoors. The durable materials make for long-lasting use over multiple seasons.
  • BIRD HOUSES FOR OUTSIDE SAFETY: 14 ½-inches deep trap compatible and traction kit installed. Gourd depth maximized to serve as a protector for nests from predators. Trap sold separately and it can be used to trap Purple Martin's for banding or band reading.
  • BIRD WATCHING WITH RECTANGLE ENTRANCE: Rectangle hole with extra-wide porches and a perch on the neck above the entrance. Rectangle hole entrance used by traditional Purple Martin landlords. Porch allows for easy entrance for this hole shape. Gourd also has two mini canopies for vent holes that add decorative element and protect against the rain.
  • PURPLE MARTIN HOUSE BY RAVENOX: We have premium purple martin bird feeder and new quality cap for easy nest change and dimples on the neck for gourd line hanging. Threaded access port covered by heavy-duty cap to access the gourd for nest cleaning. Holes allow for metal pins to book bird houses to poles and larger gourd rack. Gourds should hang high off the ground.
  • BIRD HOUSE 100% RISK-FREE: We are a USA, CERTIFIED, Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Woman-Led business that offers a one-year, money-back guarantee on all bird houses for outside purchases.
Bestseller No. 8
Attracting Purple Martins
  • J. L. Wade
  • The Nature Society
  • Edition no. 1st (01/01/1987)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
SaleBestseller No. 9
Heath Outdoor Products MP-15G 15-Foot Telescoping Purple Martin Gourd Pole
  • Telescoping pole for raising and lowering Purple Martin gourds
  • Keylock system allows each pole section to be locked into place for added stability
  • Durable, long-lasting galvanized steel construction
  • Total height of 15-feet, ideal for Purple Martin gourds
  • Includes 4 pole sections, 2 hanging rods, ground sleeve and hardware
Bestseller No. 10
The Purple Martin (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)
  • Robin Doughty, Rob Fergus
  • University of Texas Press
  • Edition no. 1 (06/15/2002)
  • Hardcover: 104 pages