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He is the original designer and engineer of the now called Taverner Purple Martin House which has been modified in both wood and aluminum to suit today’s housing standards. Have a look at his bio., his original plans and some of the articles and books which he authored. He was well ahead of his time in both his martin observations and suggestions.

This is the Manitoba style Purple Martin House from the Movie Heaven is for Real

At the same time, water birds disappear from the sites of ancestral marshes when they are drained and turned into cornfields.

Perhaps no group of birds has suffered greater disturbance by this process than those nesting in hollow trees.


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Around 170 birds from 44 different species are housed in the Bird Garden.

I came across this variation of the Taverner House built in France but could not contact the fabricator…… Here are some pictures of the build: Click on the photos to enlarge them.


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Drill a 3/4″ hole and cut a PVC Pipe on a 45 degree angle to keep the rain out. Cover the hole on the inside with a screen piece. The house is now vented to increase air circulation.

Template for an easy paper bird house craft.

Forests have decreased to a small part of their former extent, and decaying trees suitable for occupancy by such birds are usually the first to be cut.

From an economic point of view, hole-nesting birds rank exceptionally high, and there are strong grounds for the evident desire to keep them in the vicinity of homesteads.

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Learn about the birds that we care for, explore their characteristics, their conservation status and what makes them unique. See one of the worlds’ largest owl species or listen to our flock of Zebra finches. It’s a wonderful place to discover with your own brood!

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It is during the breeding period that birds are at their best, and people who love to see and hear them or who need their help in fighting insect pests are eager to offer inducements in the way of nesting sites to invite their presence at this season.

The transformation of a primeval wilderness into cultivated land has modified the distribution of birds to a marked degree.

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Scientific research is an important part of the work of modern zoos. One of the most important but generally hidden areas of work in the Bird Garden is research; projects are managed by the Bird …

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Since 1970, the Bird Garden has promoted an understanding of birds and their environment through conservation, preservation and education. Through our bird adoption scheme you can make a valuable …