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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader, the center of his universe. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. " Anonymous
Do you want to build an effective Nest Box Trap. Click here to see Larry Melcher's instructions so you can do it yourself using simple household items. No need to pay for expensive plans or use expensive materials.
Check out and join fellow North Carolinians in their enjoyment, study, and knowledge of Purple Martins.
The best all around air rifle for S&S control. The Beeman R-7 in .177 cal.
Martins cannot read and do not know what is safe for them as a nesting colony site. Throwing money into an expensive Martin setup cannot guarantee success, however taking a cheaper approach sometimes can. Click here for some amazing pictures of a site in GA that Mike Toole sent me that breaks every rule in the book, yet maintains an active colony. And, no, this is not Mike's site. So much for what the experts know.
***See the damage that can be caused by Starlings and House Sparrows. I would like to add more info and pictures so I would welcome such pictures and ideas. Credit will be given to the photograper who provides pictures. I am particularly interested in a picture of a House Sparrow nest in a gourd or house. They don't live long enough around here to build one. Click here to go to new page. Warning, some of the posted pictures are graphic, so be warned. Also, there is a video provided by Donna Gillbee of Texas actually showing a starling attack on Purple Martin Nestlings.***
All of my products are handcrafted in the USA
Please help support your family, friends, and neighbors by buying American made, which keeps Americans employed. Keep our economy strong, not another country's. What have the other countries done for you other than take American jobs? Thank you.
Please consider joining the Purple Martin Conservation Association. http://www.purplemartin.org The Purple Martin Conservation Association is the only organization devoted exclusively to the scientific study of Purple Martins (Progne subis), their biology, and habitat requirements. Since their formation in 1986, they have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on research, education, and on developing and improving products for martins.
Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society This is a newly formed group of people dedicated not only to the welfare of Purple Martins in general, but particularly the preservation and protection of the Purple Martins at the William B. Umstead Bridge at Manns Harbor, NC Please consider joining as they need all the help they can get, both locally and nationally, to get more done to prevent further deaths of OUR Purple Martins who roost there. I would say that most birds raised in Southern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina congregrate their before their long and arduous journey to Brazil. Annual membership dues are $25.00 and, of course, any amount above that would be greatly appreciated and put to good use.
Do you need a quality gourd rack or pole to hold your houses? Check this page out of great products made by Creative Universe Enterprises, which has been making gourd racks, poles, and other Purple Martin products since 1989.
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I would like to thank the many people who have offered ideas, pictures, products, write-ups, information, etc. that has helped to make this site what it is, a wealth of knowledge about Purple Martins and some great ways of making each of us a better landlord. This website is all about sharing knowledge. You have all helped me to make this site different from all the other sites about Purple Martins.
Last update May 9,2013