Troyer's Birds' Paradise

Troyer's Birds' Paradise SuperGourd with Round Entry

Increase the martin housing in your backyard or maintain your colony using this Troyer's Birds' Paradise SuperGourd with Round Entry. 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 2" diameter entry. Seven drainage holes on the base of the item allow any captured water to exit rapidly, ensuring nestlings remain dry and safe. Molded ribs along the top of the canopy offer texture for martins, acting as a perching platform for versatility. An access port on the side of the unit is large enough for a human hand to reach into the nest, allowing easy monitoring and maintenance, and its 45° angle creates a great viewing perspective. 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" hole on the cleanout panel axis to place this home on a hanger or rack, or enlarge or drill your own holes to hang it with the entry facing outward. The specific design and robust construction make this gourd one of the best available today. Maintain your martin gourds or increase the roosting options for your colony using this SuperGourd with Round Entry. Made in the USA.

Note: This description refers only to the Troyer's Birds' Paradise SuperGourd with Round Entry. The hanging rod shown is not included.

Opening: 2" dia.
Dimensions: 10.5" dia. x 13.75"H
Mounting: may be hung
Construction: plastic