What do purple martin birds eat?

Answer The purple martin is a member of the swallow family that uses its acrobatic flying skills to capture flying insects. Martins subsist on a diet of such bugs as mosquitoes, butterflies, mayflies, dra... Read More »

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What color should a purple martin house be?

Purple martins are attracted to white or light pastel colored housing. It does not matter what color the trim is. They migrate every year, but will always return to the same location if it is not a... 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 high in the air should purple martin birdhouses be?

Purple martin birdhouses should be anywhere from 10 to 20 feet off the ground. Additionally, the house should be in the most open area available, clear of any trees, tall bushes, vines, homes, wire... Read More »

How large is a purple martin bird house?

A purple martin birdhouse can be any size, from a single-unit house to a multi-unit condominium-type complex. Each unit in the house, though, has specific dimensional requirements: 6-by-6-by-6 inch... Read More »