Which Purple Martin House to Purchase

Asked May 22, 2019, 10:14 AM EDT

I read the Fact Sheet "Attracting Purple Martins" and want to purchase a Purple Martin House. When I go online to do that, however, it gets very confusing. The houses are very expensive--and then one needs to add a pole. Can you recommend a Purple Martin house to purchase? Thanks.

Montgomery County Maryland birds wildlife

1 Response

We cannot recommend a specific purple martin house to purchase (our affiliation with a public university prohibits us from recommending specific products). However, the following pages may help you make something suitable and relatively inexpensive compared to a purchased box. It is recommended that you place a purple martin house on a pole at least 10' high in an open area. You may wish to contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources if you need additional information.