Coates Water's Edge Purple Martin House

Standard Features

Extra-large, two-compartment nesting cavities  - each nesting room is 12" x 6" x 6" in size and each room is divided into two separate areas measuring the standard recommended 
6" x 6" x 6" size.  The first area sits behind a Starling Resistant  entry hole and the second sits behind the adjacent louvered window.  This design keeps predators from poking through the entry and disturbing the nest.

Each 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.

Separate Porches - each nesting cavity has its own extra long porch to prevent "Male Porch Domination" and 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.


Coates Telescoping Poles 
Select a Standard (18 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.  It can be buried or cemented into the ground, providing a stable sleeve for insertion.

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



 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



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