12 separate 6" x 9" compartments have builtin
nest bowls with drains that keep nests dry;
textured roof and sides have perches to make
landing and take-off easier. Each compartment
has a porch for easy access and a starlingresistant
entrance in the preferred half-moon
shape with a lip above, while the white, sunreflecting
walls and large ventilation holes
keep the interior relatively cool. Front walls
rotate up for inspection and cleaning, and
when mounted on the Pole and Ground Socket
described at right, the house can be lowered
for cleaning and inspection. Comes with
instructions for assembly. Made of reinforeced
plasticPlace 10-15' high in an open area 40'
from trees, but near human activity. 21"H x
20"W x 21"D.
The Purple Martin Barn slides smoothly up
and down the pole using a rope and pulley
system. The four sections of the 1 9/10" pole
are of 16 gauge galvanized steel. Total length
is 14', with 18" going below ground to anchor
the pole in the ground socket of high density
Polyethelene. Cement in for extra strength.