Purple Martin Propagators reason for being in business is to inform you about the
Purple Martins and their needs so you can become a better Purple Martin Landlord
and ambassador for this special species of bird that we have here in North America.
Purple Martin Propagators is here to help you establish new colonies of purple
martins or get you the
Information to manage an existing Purple Martin Colony.  After
looking at all of the pages in this site, please feel free to use the
"Contact Us" to give
your input as to what we can do better to improve this web site.

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Beeville, Bellaire, Belton, Big Bend, Big Spring, Blanco, Bloomington, Boerne, Brackettville, Brady, Breckenridge,
Brenham, Brigdeport, Brownfield, Brownsville, Brownwood, Bryan, Buda, Bulverde, Burkburnett, Burnet, Canton,
Carrizo Springs, Carrollton, Castroville, Cedar Park, Childress, Cleburne, College Station, Columbus, Comfort, Corpus
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Huntsville, Hutto, Ingleside, Iowa Park, Irving, Jacksboro, Jacksonville, Jonestown, Juarez, Junction, Katy, Kemah,
Kenedy, Kerrville, Kilgore, Kingsville, Killeen, Kyle, Lake Jackson, Lakeway, La Grange, Lampasas, Lancaster,
Laredo, Leander, Lewisville, Liberty Hill, Livingston, Llano, Lockhart, Lometa, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, Luling,
Manor, Mansfield, Marble Falls, Marfa, Marshall, Mason, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Midland, Mineral Wells,
Missouri City, Mount Pleasant, Nacogdoches, New Braunfels, Nocona, Odessa, Ozona, Palestine, Paris, Pasadena,
Pearsall, Pflugerville, Plainview, Pleasanton, Point Comfort, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Port Isabel, Port Lavaca,
Portland, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rio Grande City, Robstown, Rockport, Rocksprings, Rosenberg, Round Rock,
Round Top, Sabinal, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Benito, San Marcus, Schulenburg, Seadrift, Seguin, Seymour,
Sherman, Sinton, Spicewood, Stephenville Sulphur Springs, Smithville, Sonora, Staples, Stockdale, Temple, Terrell,
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Purple Martin Propagators TM
(512) 825-4712  Supplying you with what the Purple Martins Need
Female Purple Martin with Insects
This female purple martin is bringing back insects she caught while flying to feed to
her young.  All of our Purple Martin Housing Systems use the
PolyGourd for several
reasons.  Most martin houses on the market are made of aluminum, which is one of
the best conductors of heat.  In the northern states where is much cooler, this is an
inexpensive material that works fine for raising baby birds in.  However, here in the
hotter southern states, about
40%-50% of the eggs laid in aluminum houses are being
COOKED by the extreme heat and never hatch.  Also, most store-bought condo-style
purple martin housing systems have small compartments (36 square inches of floor
space) which only allows the female to lay 3 eggs a year instead of the usual 7 eggs
laid in the larger gourds (81 square inches of floor space).  Here at Purple Martin
Propagators we are doing our best to replace aluminum houses with our much larger
and cooler
PolyGourds that allow for more baby purple martins to fledge every year.
Photo taken through the clean-out opening of a PolyGourd
showing the small twigs and branches the birds bring in for
nesting material. Eggs are then laid on top of green leaves.
Purple Martin Eggs inside PolyGourd
Our Texas Purple Martin
Population is Increasing!!!
We have finally installed enough of our gourd purple martin housing
systems to where Texas is now the state with an increasing purple
martin population instead of decreasing like in other states!!!
Landlords that are using the metal condo-style purple martin
houses tell us that over the last 3
VERY HOT summers, only a
small number of eggs laid in their bird houses fledged out!!!
Many of them found dead, hollow unhatched eggs in the nests.

Take a look at our
New Troyer Tunnel Gourds
with built-in Sparrow Trap!!!
Upon delivery, ALL SALES ARE FINAL - except for defective items that have not been abused by the buyer.

This Purple Martin Guide Booklet is produced by the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife.
It is a great resource for information about how to be a better Purple Martin Landlord.
Tunnel Gourd
Made in the USA
All of our Purple Martin
Housing Systems are
Made in America !!!
Purple Martin Bird Houses are the best for
Controlling West Nile Virus and Zika Virus