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Purple martins


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I was wondering if anyone knows how to better attract purple martins. We put a martin house up 2 years ago at my dads place on the lake and so far nothing. I was told it was a perfect location but that there just aren't any martins around anymore. Is there truth to that? I remember my grandparents having tons of them around but that was 20 yrs ago. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks!

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I don't have any houses up.My parents have a lot 40+ holes and most of them are full.It gets a little noisy when the little ones hatch.They cover the holes with duct tape in spring to keep the starlings away. If you get starlings you don't get martins.

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scaup3 sent you a pm. my martins started to show up this year on 4-2-12. Last year I had 68 breeding pairs. Hope to have 80+ this year. You can also check out the PMCA HSOforum.

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