PMCA Excluder Ultimate Gourd for Purple Martins - Crescent Entrance
The Excluder Ultimate Gourd is a new product designed for the benefit of the purple martin and is certified by the Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA).
This natural looking gourd is a large 10.5" one-piece, opaque gourd, molded from a real gourd and made of high quality, polyethylene plastic and ultraviolet inhibitors. The thick material keeps birds cooler in the summer and warmer on cold nights.
- Dimensions: 10.5" D x 10.5" W x 12" H
- Patented entrance hole (U.S. Patent Number 6513454): the crescent shape excludes the European starling from nesting when porch is installed correctly
- Screw-on access cap for easy nest checks, nest replacements, and cleaning
- Sturdy front and inner porch included with each gourd (includes stainless steal hardware; drill assembly required); be sure to follow included instructions and install porch flush with or no more than 0.25" below the bottom of the entrance hole
- Ribbed canopy helps protect the entrance from rain
- Fill line on the outside of each gourd for adding nesting materials
- Pre-drilled with 2 hanging holes at the top and 6 drainage holes in the bottom
Where to Place Martin Houses:
Martins have very specific aerial space requirements. Housing should be placed in the center of the most open spot available, 30 feet minimum to 120 feet from human housing. There should be no trees taller than the martin housing within 40 feet, preferably 60 feet. Generally, the farther the housing is placed from trees, the better.
Height and Installation of Pole (not included):
Recommended height is 12-20 feet. The higher the housing is placed, the more
susceptible it is to wind damage. Poles should be set in concrete, with 18-25” below ground.
Made in the USA.
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