The Stokes Purple Martin Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting and Housing Purple Martins

The Stokes Purple Martin Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting and Housing Purple Martins

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Overview

Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large paperback books contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need — to attract, identify, and understand purple martins to their backyard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316817028
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/01/1997
Series: Stokes Nature Guides
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 463,954
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
6(6)
The Joys of Purple Martins
6(2)
Purple Martin Basics
8(4)
Attracting Martins
12(12)
Successfully Attracting Martins
12(6)
Choosing Purple Martin Housing
18(6)
The Life of a Purple Martin
24(36)
Spring Arrival
24(4)
What and How Do Purple Martins Eat?
28(2)
Territory and Courtship
30(4)
Purple Martin Language
34(4)
Nest Building
38(6)
Egg Laying and Incubation
44(2)
Nestling Phase
46(6)
Leaving the Nest
52(4)
What Happens After Breeding?
56(4)
Managing a Purple Martin Colony
60(28)
Monitoring your Colony
60(6)
Dealing with Competitors
66(4)
Dealing with Predators
70(6)
Controlling Parasites
76(4)
Adverse Weather and Martins
80(2)
Innovations to Your Colony
82(6)
More About Martins
88
Western Purple Martins
88(2)
The History of Purple Martin Colonies
90(2)
Resources
92(4)
Nest Record Chart
96

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