Last spring my buddy and I decided we didn't know much about the requirements for a Purple Martin Birdhouse, except that there are several guidelines for both the construction and placement of the boxes. I volunteered to research the issue and build a Purple Martin House in time for the next spring breeding season. Today we go over some of those requirements and build the box. Wherever possible the boxes are constructed for easy disassembly for repair and cleaning. Entry into the nests is accomplished by building the box in two main stackable layers. Lifting the layers apart gives access to all the nests at once. Additionally, the whole house is rigged to a 12 foot telescoping pole, designed and sold specifically for Purple Martin Houses.
Views: 22041 Memphis Applegate
(6/2/12) Oklahoma Gardening host Kim Toscano welcomes Mark Howery from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to discuss purple martin houses. For more information on building a purple martin house: The Purple Martin Conservation Association http://purplemartin.org
Views: 83739 OklahomaGardening
http://www.spoiledbirds.com/martin-bird-house-plans.html Martin Bird House Plans are some of the most difficult plans to build. Why? Since Martin Birds are social they like to nest together. This particular bird house allows for 8 bird families to nest. The materials that you will need in order to build this bird house from these martin bird house plans are all basic tools. Make sure that you have a 2 1/4 diameter drill bit in order to drill the entrance holes.
Views: 39085 TheSpoiledBirds
I hope to attract Purple Martins with this Home Made bird house. I learned a lot about these birds. They depend almost entirely on man-made houses for nesting and raising their young. Please do not download and re-upload this video. Just share the link
Views: 15266 TimTools99
Here is a video of the process of building a Folk Art Style Victorian Purple Martin Birdhouse. The unit is fully complies with purple martin bird house requirements. All elements are made from common lumber with no set of plans. Roof is painted with a faux copper finish.
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How to build a bird table with a 2 cent copper roof. The video shows the build process of bird house. It has a two cent coin roof with copper pipe ridging. It also shows how to get a patina on the copper quickly. The patina will develop over time to a green blue colour (hopefully) and will have a nice contrast against the stained wood. UPDATE: After some comments I now know I should not have used stain or varnish to finish the birdhouse! It can be harmful to them if they ingest it. Therefore if you are going to build your own birdhouse use ONLY natural finishes or oils and avoid finishing the interior of the birdhouse. Always be careful using tools and machinery !!!
Views: 304058 Eamon Walsh DIY
This is the second part of my birdhouse condo. built from salvaged freight pallets. This is an inexpensive way to build something but is very time consuming. Pallet wood usually is to narrow for practical use making it necessary to do an enormous amount of glue-ups to make usable lumber. But I love a challenge.
Views: 22269 What's up Wayne
Here is another birdhouse job we did during Memphis Monday #3 Fixing a bird feeder/birdhouse. https://youtu.be/6Z9cjvIkE-Q This is a five nesting box condo design I found on the internet. My MO when I copy a design is to attempt to be true to the designer; I try to copy things closely, leaving my "creativity" at the door. If I want to be creative, then I should design my own birdhouse, and not inflict my "ideas" on somebody else's work. That being said, I know my copy is not perfect, as I didn't have plans or dimensions; the picture wasn't clear enough to make out fasteners; I couldn't figure exactly the slope of the roof, etc. I put the birdhouse together with cedar and coated deck screws. I've had good luck with coated deck screws, and I'm guessing the coating will keep the screws from reacting with the cedar. Very little glue was used, as I only used glue at the peak of the roof, and to hold in the perches. Incidentally, many birdhouse builders don't install perches, as perches tend to help predators more than the birds. Finally, the birdhouse is finished in cedar oil and spar varnish
Views: 27248 Memphis Applegate
Learn from my past mistakes in setting up a successful purple martin colony. In the first two years, I have had my apartments decimated by mite infestations and murderous starlings. I have since had full apartments and a few hundred fledged martin babies using these simple tips which I have refined over the past eight years. In this short video you will learn about choosing the proper housing, figuring the proper placement of the apartments, and doing the regular maintenance that is essential for a healthy Martin habitat. I'll explain the importance of Starling Resistant Entry Holes, the importance of stripping out invasive nesters, what to clean your housing with, and how to prevent mite infestations using completely inert "Diatomaceous Earth". To get information on building your own starling trap, check out "melcher NBT" on YouTube. (I have no affiliation or relationship with him) And lastly, if you liked my video, please give me a thumbs up so that others will be drawn to it. Enjoy!
Views: 71017 TheRmeyPilot
Taken with a pole-mounted video camera
Views: 244 Leo de Groot
Frank Catanzaro building The 60-Room "HOTEL MARTIN" Purple Martin House in July 2016: I've built the outer walls using wood, however, the inside walls and floors will be built out of aluminum. This Purple Martin House is not my own design, and, as I say during this video: "This is the 60-Room Hotel Martin which I initially found 30 years ago in a book called '101 Birdhouses and Feeders that You Can Build' and so, having used inspiration from this book I followed the exact measurements and that book was/is from the Publisher Year 1976 (which was 42 years ago), and so, back then, Purple Martin Landlords all over North America went by the standard size which back then was simply a 6x6x6 inch square cube per each room, and so, using the Book as the guide, this house was built by me using those 6x6x6 inch per room measurements, and for many Landlords over many decades, including myself, the 6x6x6 inch cubed room worked well for the Purple Martin, however, since that time an extension of those measurements has proven more ideal for Purple Martins, and so, this house was constructed by myself having used those out-dated, old measurements which will/would actually still work today! Cheers Everyone! ;)
Views: 9628 Frank Catanzaro
Hey there is LOTS more info on my site at: http://build-a-birdhouse.net/information-on-bird-houses-plans-and-woodworking/ Please visit me today to see more! Building a bird house is a great hobby that many bird enthusiasts get enjoyment out of. However, building a birdhouse takes much more than a love of birds and includes a working knowledge of bird houses plans and woodworking. If you want to build a bird house and have no clue about bird houses plans or have never done any woodworking, do not go out and shop for a birdhouse just yet, although the Purple Martin birdhouse is always a good choice. http://build-a-birdhouse.net/information-on-bird-houses-plans-and-woodworking/
Views: 916 Hector Moreno
This two part birdhouse condo. had me polling my hair out before I was through; well what little hair I have left. It finally all came together and look's great. I build it totally out of old salvaged pallet wood that I glued up and planed into usable material. It will be mounted on top of a 4 X 4 post in the yard.
Views: 3171 What's up Wayne
In this video I build a simple, yet elegant six sided birdhouse that would make a nice ornamental and/or functional piece in your yard. Website and Social Media Links: Rausch Woodworks: http://www.rauschwoodworks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rauschww Google+: https://plus.google.com/113809007504325878104 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ke4nyv Instagram: https://instagram.com/ke4nyv Tumblr: http://ke4nyv.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rauschww/
Views: 71369 Jason Rausch
Save The Purple Martin Condo At 702 Sangster Blvd in Regina Sask at a disability apartment building Bruce a disabled person that takes pride in this martin condo built it and takes care of it every year loves birds. Regina Housing wants to take it down during renovations this summer please help us save this martin condo it would mean the world to Bruce and I
Views: 343 Redneck Heaven
Martin houses with 6 inch square rooms are just too small. Find out why and how to do this easy modification to your house and help your purple martins fledge their babies much safer. Learn more at http://www.purplemartin.org
Views: 36999 Purple Martin
This bird house was fun and easy to make and fun to see the birds using it. This was made using the Pilot Pro CNC router. This CNC can make Birdhouses, Doll houses, Forts, Toys and Figurines. Please let us know if you want to get more information on this project or our Pilot Pro CNC routers. If you have a project request we would love to hear from you. Our CNC design is open architecture, plans available, parts are all standard. This machine will change the way you work, let us show you how. CNCs are our passion; your success is our goal. Tell us where you want to go! http://www.pdjinc.com MADE IN: Saint Helens, OR USA Special: (8/30/15) We are currently bundling TurboCAD 2015 Pro with these powerful machines - So get yours today.
Views: 17668 PDJ - DIY CNC router Pilot Pro kits
Here is how the New Great Eight Purple Martin House from S&K Manufacturing, Inc. operates - It slides up and down the pole
Views: 13132 Robert Bohannan
Made by Paul Kiger and his crew.
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Views: 80 woodworking
Purple Martin Heath House is Finished - and Assembled. Time to Put it up This video just show it Assembled. Takes time, because it has to be done in stages - with the pvc drying and painting.
Views: 653 Mark Bond
Jacobs Birdhouse Company manager, George Blystone explains the connection of Chris Haines' design on an 100 year old martin house. Awesome new ideas come from both of these men. Building your own martin house? Make sure you see this before you cut the first piece. Learn more about purple martins at https://www.purplemartin.org
Views: 11677 Purple Martin
Want more natural history and wildlife videos? Visit the official BBC Earth channel: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthWW BBC Earth The BBC Earth YouTube channel is home to over 50 years-worth of the best animal videos from the BBC archive. With three new videos released every week there’s something for all nature loves from astounding animal behaviour to beautiful imagery. Click here to find our more: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthWW David Attenborough demonstrates how purple martins have found a habitat in American gardens and towns. From the BBC.
Views: 85524 BBC Studios
www.purplemartin.org This video by Larry Melcher, gives a general explanation of how the Purple Martin depends on man. It explains the migration from early Spring when martins just arrive, completely through the nest cycle and includes pre-migratory roost footage as the Purple Martins begin their journey to winter grounds in South America.
Views: 36421 Purple Martin
BH100 - Bird House Plans Construction - Bird House Design - How To Build A Bird House Oversize: 8 3/4" x 11 1/8" x 1' 8" (height) See and get the Detailed Plans for Construction at: http://www.homegardendesignplan.com/2012/02/bh100-bird-house-plans-free-free-bird.html
Views: 12968 Frank Vanh Nguyen
Modification to a S&K Purple Martin House. Tore out the Center Walls. Made one 3 Room Top Deck, and one 3 Room Bottom Deck. The Nest cavities are Full Depth of the House. This gives the Martins more room, from Predators and makes them feel more secure. Vented the Back wall of each cavity, side walls and the Roof. Simple job, just has to be done in Stages, allowing thins to dry. Perches are 3/8 inch dowels.
Views: 166 Manko54
February 28, 2018 morning social in my Purple Martin colony. Pardon the wind noise and my shaky hand held video! My first 2 scouts arrived on February 3rd and the colony has been growing since then. We now have between 60 and 70 ASY birds here. I only have 44 gourds available and it looks like I will have a full house this season.
Views: 299 TheVern12345
I have installed my purple martin house yesterday and added entrance holes traps. Here 2 starlings get trapped. The fun parts are at 1:30 and 2:00. All traps will be removed as soon as the purple martin scouts arrive in a few weeks.
Views: 7946 yanleb1