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Get Ready for Purple Martins

Get Ready for Purple Martins

Starling Resistant Purple Martin houses are 20% off for the month of Feburary! Take advantage of this great price now.  Scouts will arrive in the southern states first. Make sure you have a place for them to nest and start a family.  See our purple martin page 
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GOURD GIFTS

GOURD GIFTS

Gourds are a great gift to give to a gourd artist or enthusiast. A gourd birdhouse is a perfect idea for a bird or nature lover. For the artist or craft lover, clean, dried gourds are sure to be a hit. As well as tools, leather dye or a gourd book for inspiration.
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Worlds largest selection of specially-cut birdhouse gourds for specific birds. Every gourd loving bird wants an entrance hole that fits. Attract Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Finches, Crested Flycatchers, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Carolina Wrens, Swallows, Hairy Woodpeckers, and more. We have the largest year-round inventory of ready-to-ship gourd bird houses anywhere!

Choose a hand painted gourd bird house or make one for yourself! 

You pick the style you want for the birds you seek. These natural gourd birdhouses invite birds to your backyard, garden, patio, or farm. Wherever you want birds for insect control, living scenery, or just plain enjoyment!

Gourd birdhouses are so popular, I hung this gourd outside to dry after seal coating it and a few hours later a wren was already trying to build a nest inside of it! Funny how they fit the long sticks inside the 1-1/8"  hole.        
Gourd Birdhouses

Gourd Birdhouses

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1 2PK Bargain Gourd Birdhouse2PK Bargain Gourd BirdhouseThis is a great buy for anyone who needs a couple of gourd birdhouses to provide homes for their nesting birds. You get 2 gourd birdhouses, variety of shapes and colors (will vary) with a  1-1/8" or 1-1/2" entrance hole. Drainage holes in bottom, leather hanging strap, may have some very minor surface cracks or imperfections, which do not make any difference in the performance of the birdhouse. While supply lasts! 
2 Acorn Gourd BirdhouseAcorn Gourd BirdhouseCreated using two gourds, stained to look like and acorn, sealed with polyurethane for outdoor use.
3 Baltimore Oriole Gourd BirdhouseBaltimore Oriole Gourd BirdhouseHand Painted gourd birdhouse has a colorful Baltimore Oriole, 1-1/2" entrance hole and sealed for outdoor use. Ready to hang with leather strap.
4 Bee Hive Gourd Bird HouseBee Hive Gourd Bird HouseAn old favorite, Bee Hive with buzzing bees, painted on this 7" - 8" Gourd, sealed and ready for outdoor use.
5 Birdhouse Starter KitBirdhouse Starter KitOur gourd birdhouse kit is an excellant way to get started and learn how to make your own gourd birdhouse. The kit contains a pre-drilled entrance hole in the gourd, you learn how to clean out the gourd with the scraping tool included in the kit. Instructions on how to finish drilling your hanging and drainage holes using your own drill, and adding the finish to the outside of the gourd.  Hanging rawhide strap included.  Your supply your own finishing supplies.  Or use natural if you desire.  A great starter kit for young and old alike!


6 Cardinal BirdhouseCardinal BirdhouseA beautiful, Red, Cardinal hand painted on a gourd birdhouse. 8" - 9" Martin style gourd, sealed for outdoor use.
7 Daisy Gourd BirdhouseDaisy Gourd BirdhouseA new addition to our line of hand painted gourd birdhouses. White daises with blue accents. Gourd size 7" - 8" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole. Finished for outdoor use.
8 Folk Art Gourd Bird HouseFolk Art Gourd Bird HouseHand painted gourd, made in the USA, folk art style farm scene. Nice, thick gourd with a 1-1/2" opening.
9 Gourd Birdhouse (Apple type with hat) 1-3/8" hole - red w/ orange hatGourd Birdhouse (Apple type with hat) 1-3/8" hole - red w/ orange hatApple type gourd with a kettle gourd top for the hat (roof). 1-3/8" entrance hole. 
10 Gourd Birdhouse (large) 2" hole - natural or whiteGourd Birdhouse (large) 2" hole - natural or whiteFor Purple martins, Crested Flycatchers, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, and more. Available in natural or white. Ready to hang with leather strap. 
11 Gourd Birdhouse (medium) 1-1/2" holeGourd Birdhouse (medium) 1-1/2" holeGourd Birdhouse for bluebirds, carolina wrens, swallows, hairy woodpeckers, and more. 7" - 8" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole. Available in 4 colors, natural, red, med brown, royal blue, for other colors, please call. Sealed for outdoor use.
12 Gourd Birdhouse (small) 1-1/8" holeGourd Birdhouse (small) 1-1/8" holeAttract small birds like chickadees and wrens. Natural color.
13 Gourd Birdhouse w/Black Capped ChickadeeGourd Birdhouse w/Black Capped ChickadeeA lovely little chickadee decorates this birdhouse. (Each design may vary slightly as these are hand painted-currenty are using summer style) For indoor or outdoor use.
14 Horse Lovers Gourd BirdhouseHorse Lovers Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd birdhouse hand painted with a beautiful image of the horse. 1-1/2" entrance Hole. Polyurethane finish for outdoor use. Each bird house will vary with color and type of horse.
15 Hummingbird Gourd BirdhouseHummingbird Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd Birdhouse, handpainted with a pretty hummingbird and flowers. Sealed for outdoor use, 1-1/2" entrance hole, drainage holes, leather strap for hanging. Medium (7-8" diameter gourd)
16 LadyBug Gourd BirdhouseLadyBug Gourd BirdhouseHand painted lady bugs on a natural gourd birdhouse. Ready to hang, sealed for outdoor use.
17 Medium Brown Gourd BirdhouseMedium Brown Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd birdhouse, medium brown with 1-1/2" entrance hole.
18 Millhouse Gourd BirdhouseMillhouse Gourd BirdhouseThis hand painted gourd bird house captures the old world charm of a mill house with water wheel. Sealed for outdoor use. 1-1/2" entrance hole. Ready to hang with a leather strap.
19 Pansy BirdhousePansy  BirdhouseThese colorful pansies are a perfect addition to your garden or yard. Birds will love them too. Large gourd, 8" - 9" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole.
20 Primitive Round BirdhousePrimitive Round BirdhouseOur new line of Primitive Birdhouses are a real hit with anyone who likes the true "natural" look.  The primitive birdhouse is designed after the shape of the gourd, very simple in design, no finishes of any kind.  The true color of the gourd is what makes this so beautiful.
Drainage holes in bottom, cleaned out on inside, and ready to hang with a leather strap.  No two are alike due to the nature of the gourd.
21 Purple Martin House - white w/ 2" round hole and cleanout accessPurple Martin House -  white w/ 2" round hole and cleanout accessThis Purple Martin House has a large cavity, and has the convenient Cleanout Access with screw-on lid for ease in cleaning out, to check eggs and development of chicks.  
22 Purple Martin House - white w/ starling resistant entrancePurple Martin House -  white w/ starling resistant entranceFor Purple Martins. Deep cavity natural gourd with Conley II Tunnel entrance featuring wing entrapment guard. Extra wide porch. Large Cleanout Access. Painted white. Purple Martins prefer natural gourds because the inside is easy to hang on to and move around, not slippery like plastic gourds. On Sale! 20% off for the Month of February


23 Rooster Gourd BirdHouseRooster Gourd BirdHouseThis proud rooster is a great addition to our collection of painted birdhouses. Medium sized gourd with a 1-3/8" opening for most birds. Sealed for outdoor use and ready to hang with a leather strap.
24 Royal Blue Gourd Bird HouseRoyal Blue Gourd Bird HouseNew Color for 2012, this medium sized royal blue gourd birdhouse is finished for outdoor use, ready to hand with a leather strap.
25 Sunflower Bird HouseSunflower Bird House9" diameter kettle gourd, hand-painted with acrylic paint, then coated with 2 coats of sealer. 1-3/8" hole size.
26 Unfinished Gourd Bird House (medium gourd) with 1-1/2" holeUnfinished Gourd Bird House (medium gourd) with 1-1/2" holeReady to paint or craft, drilled and clean, you do the finishing. Leather hanging strip included.
27 Welcome Friends Gourd BirdhouseWelcome Friends Gourd BirdhouseThis hand painted gourd birdhouse has an inviting message for both birds and friends coming to visit. Sealed for outdoor use. 8" diameter gourd, with leather strap for hanging.
28 Welcome Sunflower Birdhouse-NaturalWelcome Sunflower Birdhouse-NaturalWelcome your birds with this pretty Sunflower gourd birdhouse. 1-1/2" entrance hole
29 Wisteria BirdhouseWisteria BirdhouseKettle style gourd birdhouse with a lovely Wisteria flower hand painted on the front.
30 Wren Bird House - Dipper GourdWren Bird House - Dipper GourdThe perfect size wren house, made with a dipper gourd. Birds will love the handle to land on, and the hole size is just right for small birds. Color varies. Sealed for outdoor use
31 Wrought Iron Extension HookWrought Iron Extension HookHang your gourd birdhouse or feeder from tree branches that are hard to reach. Allows you to hang anything at the proper position for viewing. Sturdy hand forged steel hook, painted black. Will handle even heavy potted plants. Available in 4 sizes. 2 lengths in the 2-1/2" branch hook, 2 lengths in the 6" branch hook, with a 2-1/2" hook at the bottom. You will want more than one of these great hooks! Price shown is for the 12" length, 2-1/2" extension hook./ Choose other sizes from the drop


Gourds Make The BEST Bird Houses

Birds seem to prefer natural gourd bird houses over manufactured housing. When given a choice, and all other things are equal; ie, cavity size, hole size, color, and placement, they will frequently choose natural gourd birdhouses to raise their family. Click on the link above to read this article from The Purple Martin Update to learn why birds prefer gourds.


Gourd bird houses come in many sizes to accomodate different types of birds. Birds like an entrance hole that allows them to get inside, but keeps bigger birds and predators out. Our Birdhouse Hole Size Chart helps you attract the birds you want. Choose the right size entrance hole, hang the gourd according to the chart, and soon you'll be enjoying your new feathered friends.

About Perches

Birds have such great flying skills, they don't need them. We do not add them to our gourd bird houses, since they encourage predators. Perches allow bigger birds to sit on the perch, reach their head in to the house of a smaller bird, and cause trouble. If you would like a gourd bird house for decoration, and want a perch, you can drill a hole a couple inches below the opening and insert a piece of wooden dowel.
Care of your Gourd Bird House

Except for the Purple Martin Houses, each gourd bird house has 2 coats of Polyurethane to protect it from the elements. (Purple Martin Houses are painted with exterior paint). You may notice after some time outside, they could use some more protection. We recommend that each year after the birds have gone, bring the gourd bird house inside, clean it out, wipe it off, sand lightly, and spray on a fresh coat of polyurethane. For an easier way of cleaning out the old nest, a cleanout access cylinder and lid can be added to any 8" or larger gourd bird house. See Purple Martin Houses, Kits and Accessories page.
Bird-Preferred Inside Treatment
The inside of the gourd bird house will be rough (not completely scraped out). They like to dig their claws into the pith (soft inner part) of the gourd to navigate around their nest. Holes are drilled in the sides and bottom of each gourd bird house for ventilation and drainage. Your birds will be happier in a gourd bird house.
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