Provide martins luxurious new accommodations in your yard with this Deluxe Purple Martin Gourd. This generous, plastic shelter hints at natural gourds martins used as housing in centuries past, with a variety of updated features offering both comfort and protection for your colony. Its sturdy, molded plastic body forms a hardy home, and the rectangular base and rounded top create a traditional, gourd like silhouette. The 2.875" diameter entry sits on the narrower side of the base, allowing birds to build their nest deep in the unit for protection from predators. An included, plastic porch can also be installed on the entry, transforming it into a 2.75” wide and 1.5" tall, crescent shaped opening.
Raised lines on the porch allow songbirds to grip it, and this platform extends inward inside the home for extra resting and perching area, as well as a barrier against potential predators. A significant, threaded cap at the back of the gourd readily removes, exposing an access port large enough for an adult hand, encouraging maintenance and nest checks. Four 0.375” diameter openings at the top of the item accommodate gourd rods, and allow you to orient the item parallel or perpendicular to your pole for versatility.
A slight arch above each opening prevents water from entering the nest, and several drainage holes around the base allow any captured water to exit. The beige hue of this durable, plastic home prevents nestlings from overheating in the summer, while the shape of the unit directs warmer air upward and away from the nest. Add a modernized look to a timeless bird shelter when you place this Deluxe Purple Martin Gourd in your yard.