Anxiously awaiting my first martin here in SE Florida. I have housing at three locations - Cypress Bend condominiums in Pompano Beach, Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek and Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, FL. I think my earliest martin in about 11 years was January 21st or so. Usually I do not see anything until the first or second week of February.
This year I am offering 147 units of housing with Excluder gourds, TVG's, THG's, Trendsetter 12 and MSS-8 units.
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- Joined: Tue May 17, 2005 6:42 pm
- Location: Florida/Pompano Beach
- Martin Colony History: I moved to South Florida, from Delaware, in August of 2015.
I will have 2 MSS-8 houses, with Excluder entrances, here on my condo grounds. This season I will also have two Delux Gourd Racks with 24 Excluder Gourds with Modified Excluder entrances. In our condo development, along the lake in a different section, I have 7 Excluder Gourds hanging from 84 inch Shepherd's Hooks with predator guards.
At Quiet Waters Park, nearby in Deerfield Beach, I have a Deluxe Gourd Rack with 12 TVG's. I also have an rack with 12 Excluder gourds with Modified Excluder entrances.
At another local park, Tradewinds Park at Coconut Creek, I have a Trendsetter 12, 5 gourds rack with 60 Excluder gourds with Modified Excluder Entrances and 1 Delux Gourd Rack with 12 Troyer Vertical Gourds with wing guards over the Conley II to keep out smaller starlings.