Purple Martin SuperGourd System, 12 Gourds, Round Openings

Bird Abodes

Offer martins a perfect home in your yard with the Purple Martin SuperGourd System. These 10" plastic gourds were designed and developed by James R. Hill III, Founder and Executive Director of the Purple Martin Conservation Association. They are engineered based on 20 years of research into the breeding biology of purple martins. The one-piece, plastic gourds offer a threaded access port which is covered by a screw-on cap. The sizeable port allows a human hand access to the gourd for nest checks or cleaning. Its 45° angle enables landlords to view nestlings regularly. The large, molded-in rain canopy doubles as a perching platform, while another series of molded-in ribs on top of the canopy add texture to the plastic. This permits martins to perch comfortably without slipping. 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 round entrance hole. 

The SuperGourds are blow-molded in white opaque, high-density polyethylene plastic to reflect sunlight and keep interior temperatures down. They won't rot, peel, split, or crack out in the elements and won't break if accidentally dropped. Because they are molded with UV inhibitors added to the plastic, they have a long life expectancy with little maintenance. Enlarge the 1/4" predrilled holes on the sides of this gourd to 13/32" to hang them from the included rack system. Mount the racks on the included 14' tall steel pole to create a gourd colony. Create housing for martins in your yard with this Purple Martin SuperGourd System. Made in the USA. 

Package Contents: 1 Purple Martin SuperGourd Rack System, 12 Purple Martin 10" SuperGourds with 2 1/8" Round Entrance Holes
Mounting: place pole in soil, hang gourds on racks
Construction: plastic, steel 
Shipping Weight: 76 lbs