Spar-o door

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Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:46 pm
Location: Ontario/Prince Edward County

Our separate house with the spar-o-door has worked excellent this year. We have eliminated 10 HOSP - 7 M / 3 F. Our martins are nesting undesturbed.
Bill Hyde
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Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 8:59 am
Location: Illinois/Roscoe

To msalcido:
To make it work, I cut the front off the Bo-9 similarly to what you'd do if you were planning to add a tunnel entrance; but then the fun starts. I drilled three holes through the trap and the front of the gourd and used nuts & bolts to hold the thing together. I also used techniques posted by Dorn and others to make it work. It is not a tight fit but just keep the openings too small for a sparrow to escape through. Good luck and have fun :!:
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2011 - 1 SY pair w/ 2 HY fledged
2012 - 5 breeding pairs
2013 - 14 nesting pairs and several singles
2014 - 8 nesting pairs
2015 - 5 nesting prs w/mostly ASY parents
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