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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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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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