Coates Original Purple Martin House

Standard Features

Each Original house includes a Mounting Plate and Socket.  The mounting plate attaches beneath so that the house sits on top of its pole.  The socket accepts a  inch outside diameter round pole.

The extra long Top Perch is the preferred resting spot for Martin's - sit back and watch them watch you.

The roof is Reflective and the attic is well Ventilated.   By providing a void air space between the roof and top floor, this creates the same effect as the attic in your house.  Nesting cavities are better protected from extreme temperatures.

Porch Dividers are designed to prevent a natural tendency called "Male Porch Domination" and help promote high occupancy.

Guard Rails help hold the new young birds from fledging too soon and falling prey to natural enemies. All Coates Houses are completely enclosed by guard rails.

All Coates models also come with Hinged Doors allowing for easy cleaning and general inspection of each room. The doors also provide the opportunity to show children what the nest and newly hatched bird looks like.

Door Plugs are included with your Original Coates House.  These will allow you to close off your purple martin home during the off season. They are made of the same quality aluminum as the houses and will last the life of your new martin home.

Coates Telescoping Poles 
Select from a Standard (18 gauge) or Heavy Duty (16 gauge) telescoping pole to match your new Coates Purple Martin House. Zinc plated thumb screws set the pole and hold it at the desired height. The optional 24" ground socket is available for the Heavy Duty pole only.  It can be buried or cemented into the ground, providing a stable sleeve for insertion.

Standard Size Pole                      Heavy Duty Pole
12' Telescoping, 18 Gauge              12' Telescoping, 16 Gauge
Base Section: 1.90" diameter          Base Section: 2.19" diameter
Fits any Coates House                   Fits any Coates House

Coates Aluminum Telescoping Pole 
New from Coates this may be one of the BEST purple martin poles on the market today! Made from heavy cast polish aluminum each 14 foot pole comes inside a triple box shipping container for maximum protection. Stainless spring loaded locking pins make raising and lowering your house a snap. Base of pole is protected with an inserted sleeve which helps prevent dirt and cement from entering the base of the pole over time.

Pole Features                   
16' Telescoping in 4 sections, 2 feet goes in ground!
Base measures 3 inches Outer Diameter (OD)
Heavy Duty 24 inch Ground Sleeve
Designed to fit any base that measures 1 1/2" OD
Stainless Steel springs and locking pins
Weather resistant and heavy duty

Coates Predator Guard

Available for the Coates 12 and 16 room houses the optional Predator Guard will help keep out the natural enemy's of your martin family. Easily attaches to the guard rail and metal edges of your house. The guard is made of the same high quality aluminum as your martin home.

 How to identify your backyard martins.

Guide to Buying a Purple Martin House.

Guide to Attracting Purple Martins

Helpful hints on maintaining Purple Martin Houses