Purple Martin Houses (157 Purple Martin Houses)

Caring for and housing a purple martin colony has captivated people for centuries. The styles, sizes, and materials used in creating today's martin houses vary significantly. With such a myriad of choices, a suitable system can be found for everyone that fits most budgets. Important factors to consider when looking into purchasing a martin house or system are the appearance, cost, construction, ease of assembly, ease of nest checks, and protection from nest competition and predation.

The two main styles of purple martin houses are conventional and gourd types. Conventional martin houses feature a multi-level house, with different compartments for several bird families at once. These types of homes are usually mounted on a telescoping pole, where the pole raises and lowers for nest checks. Other homes of this type are designed with a hole in the center, for a pole to thread through the unit. This allows the home to be raised and lowered using a winch and pulley system for cleaning and checking. Gourd systems mimic natural gourds, which were first used by Native Americans for housing martins centuries ago. Gourds usually house one martin family each, and are mounted on a rack system. The racking system attaches to a pole, and is raised and lowered by a winch and pulley. Gourds may be used as a stand alone system, or a few of them added beneath a conventional house for more occupancy and versatility.

Light colored houses tend to have higher occupancy rates, and help keep nestlings cool during the summer months. Homes made from aluminum and plastic are the most common on the market, while wooden houses are also readily available. Most homes are disassembled when purchased, and construction times vary for each unit.

Books & Media ( 4 Books & Media )

Nature House Purple Martin Morning Vocalization CD
NH-CDV1
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Stokes Purple Martin Book
STK-PMB
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Purple Martin Dawnsong CD
PMC-DS-CD
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Conventional Martin Houses ( 39 Conventional Martin Houses )

Nature House Martin Safety System with Pole, 12 Room
NH-MSS-12
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Nature House Purple Martin Pioneer House, 12 Room
NH-M-12K
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Trio Purple Martin Castle Safety System with Pole, 24 Room
NH-PMC-24
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Home Bazaar Purple Martin Clubhouse Bird House, 16 Room
HOB-2048L
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S&K Purple Martin House, 12 Room
SK-PBH-12
Reg: $64.99
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S&K Purple Martin Barn & Perch, 16 Room
SK-BN-16
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Gourds & Gourd Rack Systems ( 30 Gourds & Gourd Rack Systems )

Purple Martin SuperGourd System w/ 12 Gourds, Crescent SREH
BAB-DGR-12C
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Purple Martin 10" SuperGourd, Crescent SREH, Pack of 12
BAB-SGC-12
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Purple Martin 10" SuperGourd, Round Hole, 2 1/8", Pack of 12
BAB-SGR-12
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Purple Martin SuperGourd Starter System w/8 Gourds, Crescent
BAB-S8V-8C
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Heath Telescoping Gourd Pole Kit for 8 Gourds, Double Spiral
HMC-30308
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Heath Two-Piece Martin Gourds, Crescent SREH, 8 Pack
HMC-30008
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Kits and Packages ( 30 Kits and Packages )

Heath 12-Room Deluxe Purple Martin House Package
BN-AH-12D-KIT
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S&K 16 Room Purple Martin House Package
BN-BN-16-KIT
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S&K 12 Room Purple Martin House Package
BN-PBH-12-KIT
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S&K American Barn Complete Purple Martin House Package
BN-AB-KIT
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Heath 18-Room Deluxe Purple Martin House Package
BN-AH-18D-KIT
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Heath 12-Room Two-Story Purple Martin House & Gourds Package
BN-PH-12-KIT3
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Martin House Accessories ( 27 Martin House Accessories )

Nature House Starling Resistant Doors, 12 pack
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Nature House Sparrow Trap, 2 compartment, bait type
NH-ST-1
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Heath Deluxe Purple Martin Decoy with Mount
HMC-PMD1
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Nature House Owl Guard for M-12K House and MSS-12 House
NH-OG1N
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Nature House Winch Conversion Kit
NH-WCK
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Heritage Farms Purple Martin House System Top Perch
HF-7549
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Poles & Pole Accessories ( 31 Poles & Pole Accessories )

Nature House Martin House Pole, Gray, 14'
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S&K Telescoping Aluminum Tri-Pole with Ground Socket, 15'
SK-TTP-15-3-GS
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Heath Martin House Pole, Gray, 15'
HMC-MP-15
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Heritage Farms Quad Pod Purple Martin Pole System, Gray, 14'
HF-7548
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Lonestar Pole System with Winch, Gray, 16'6"
SOE-SELSTP
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S&K Galvanized Steel Easy Pulley System Martin House Pole
SK-EXRP19
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