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Can Purple Martin's and Barn Swollows share a common area? My wife wants to put up a Purple martin house, however the last few years we have had Barn Swallows in the stables. I like the swallows because they keep the bee's out of the stable and the fly's away from the llamas.
I would however like the insect control near the house the martins will bring. Martins by day, bats by night.
How agressive are the two birds?
-- Gary in Ohio (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2002
Gramps has both at his farm and I never saw them fighting.
-- diane (email@example.com), March 06, 2002.
They will do find together...They don't even like the same habitat:
Barn swallows in the eaves of the barn & the purple martins' house should be up very high in your yard/lawn.
-- heather (h.m.metheny@Att.net), March 06, 2002.
That's....they will do FINE ;)
-- heather (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2002.
I will tell the purpmartins down this way they now have a new place to park on the northern end of their migrations.
-- Randal at home in Brazil (email@example.com), March 06, 2002.