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Migration Study

South Florida Purple Martins leave in July and return in January.                                       Where do they go? And how long does it take … Continue reading

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Finally…

eggs are hatching! Early arrival but late nesting starts reported all over Collier County this year.  In some cases egg-laying began as much as 2 weeks later than usual, but now landlords are reporting that chicks have arrived.  

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Purple Martins are here!!

The first sighting of Purple Martins in Collier County for the 2013 nesting season – December 29, 2012! Two males were seen flying around the gourd racks of the Foxhaven colony in Foxfire.

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Martins are moving in

Club members have shared photos of the Purple Martins at their colonies.  Plenty of Martins have arrived in southwest Florida and more are coming.  All photos taken the last week of February to the first week of March, 2012.  

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The Great Backyard Bird Count finds Purple Martins in Florida

February 17-20 marked the 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of  the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies of Canada. Birders and friends all over North America are reporting on the birds … Continue reading

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Purple Martins are here!

The third week of January is traditionally the time Martins begin to return to Collier County and Southwest Florida and they are right on time! Sightings at colonies of PMSCC members Jan. 15   Marco Island Jan 17   Bonita … Continue reading

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Time to get going!

Hard to believe it’s October and our summer break is over! Monday, October 17 will be the first meeting of the 2011-2012 Purple Martin nesting season.  It’s time to clean up, fix up, and get ready. January will be here … Continue reading

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2011-2012 Meeting Schedule

Monday, October 17, 2011 Monday, November 21, 2011 Monday, December 19, 2011 Monday, January 16, 2012 Monday, February 20, 2012 Monday, March 19, 2012 Monday, April 16, 2012 Monday, May 21, 2012 no meetings in June, July, August, September Monday, … Continue reading

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