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Attracting Purple Martins
Lee Stribling
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 10/10/1996

Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians first noticed the tendency of purple martins to nest in man-made structures and provided hollowed-out gourds to attract them. European settlers followed suit. More elaborate bird houses have since been developed, but gourds still remain popular and attractive to martins.