How do I put up martin houses?

Answer Select Habitat LocationSelect the habitat location for the martin bird house. Martin bird houses are best when located between 40 and 60 feet from trees or buildings. However, martins depend on hum... Read More »

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DIY Building Martin Bird Houses?

Adding a purple martin house to your backyard has multiple benefits. Not only can you enjoy the activities of these friendly, social little birds, but they also rid the area of mosquitoes, making t... Read More »

Do martin houses need to be cleaned out each season?

Purple Martin birdhouses should be cleaned at the end of the season. The Purple Martin Conservatory Association also recommends either sealing the entrance holes, or taking the birdhouse down durin... Read More »

What type of gourd is used for purple martin houses?

Any gourd large enough for purple martins can be used as their birdhouse. The Purple Martin Conservation Society recommends that gourds be white or light colored to reflect heat and note that the l... Read More »

How to Mount Poles for Trio Martin Houses?

Purple martins are the largest variety of swallow in North America. Purple martins travel thousands of miles each year to nest in North America, and purple martins east of the Rocky Mountains only ... Read More »