12 Pack SREH Troyer's Super Gourd Purple Martin Starling Resistant Crescent Shape Entry & Porch
Add a starling resistant gourd to your martin colony with this Troyer's Birds' Paradise SuperGourd with Crescent Entry and Porch. This rugged, plastic gourd was engineered based on 20 years of research into the breeding biology of purple martins. This research found that purple martins have higher fledgling rates in large, white gourds than they do in typical aluminum martin houses, and this unit will certainly meet the needs of these birds. The one-piece, plastic body has no seams, for protection from the elements, as well as a molded rain canopy above the 3" wide and 1.125" tall, crescent starling resistant entry. Raised lines on this canopy double as perching area, and included porches attach to the interior and exterior of the entry for extra standing spots. Seven drainage holes on the base of the gourd allow any captured water to exit rapidly, ensuring nestlings remain dry and safe. An access port on the side of the unit is large enough for a human hand to reach into the nest, for easy monitoring and maintenance, and its 45° angle creates a great perspective for viewing. Use the threaded cap to cover this section, keeping the gourd enclosed for nestlings. The high-density, polyethylene plastic body forms a relatively heavy gourd for less swinging in the wind, and its white color reflects sunlight, keeping the interior cool. This gourd will not rot, peel, split, or crack, nor will it break if accidentally dropped, and the UV inhibitors in the molded plastic body ensure a long life expectancy for it. A thorough scrubbing at the end of the season should be all you need to maintain your SuperGourd. Use a rod through the 1/4" holes on the cleanout panel axis to place the gourd on a hanger or rack, or enlarge or drill your own holes to hang it with the entries facing outward. The specific design and robust construction make this roost one of the best available today. Increase the appeal of gourds to martins in your area with this SuperGourd with Crescent Entry and Porch. Some assembly required. Made in the USA.
Opening: 3"W x 1.125"H crescent SREH
Dimensions: 10.5" dia. x 13.75"H gourd
Mounting: may be hung