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Purple Martin SuperGourd

Bird Abodes

  • $22.99


The Bird Abodes 10" Purple Martin SuperGourd was designed and developed by the Director of the Purple Martin Conservation Association based on over 20 years of research into the breeding biology of martins.

 

The SuperGourd is a one-piece plastic gourd with a molded-in, threaded access port, covered by a screw-on cap.  The access port is large enough to admit a human hand and is totally watertight.  It weighs in at 31 ounces, slightly heavier than a natural gourd its size, so it swings less in the wind.  The one-piece body has no seams, so no rain will leak in, and seven 5/16 drain holes provide a rapid exit for any rain that may blow in through the entrance hole.

 
SuperGourds are blow-molded in white (sun-reflecting), opaque, high-density polyethylene plastic.  They wont rot, peel, split, or crack out in the elements, and wont break if accidentally dropped like natural gourds can.  Because they are molded with ultraviolet inhibitors added to the plastic, they have a long life expectancy with virtually no maintenance other than giving a quick scrub at the end of the season. 
 
SuperGourds can easily be hung underneath an existing martin house, from a gourd rack, or strung on a line between two poles.  One set of 1/4 hanging holes (side-to-side) are pre-drilled and will accept a hanging wire; a set of front-to-back holes can easily be drilled by the purchaser if so desired.  
 
Landlords that use gourds know that they are highly attractive to martins (but are the least attractive of all martin housing to House Sparrows or starlings), reduce the risk of owl predation, have high occupancy rates, plus reduce the incidence of fallouts and premature fledging.  Ready to hang right out of the box no assembly required.  A landlord only needs hanging wire unless using the Deluxe Gourd Rack.  
 
Opening: Choose Round or Starling Resistant Crescent.
Dimensions: 10" diameter x 14" high
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs