South Florida Purple Martins leave in July and return in January. Where do they go? And how long does it take to get there?
This year, 24 adult Purple Martins in Collier County will be outfitted with tiny Geo-locator devices which will record information about their location each day.
Click here for amazing info learned about small bird migration so far.
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.
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.
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.
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 they observed over the weekend.
Purple Martins have been seen in at least 10 states so far! Most were observed in Florida, Texas and Gulf States in between. Reports are coming in. Check here GBBC Purple Martin results
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 Springs
- Jan 18 Fackahatchee
- Jan 19 Foxfire
- Jan 21 Myakka City
- Jan 22 Isles of Capri
- Jan 22 The Villages
- Jan 22 Port Charlotte
- Jan 22 Golden Gate
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 before we know it.
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, October 15, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Meetings are held at
the Foxfire Clubhouse
1030 Kings Way, Naples FL 34104
at 11:45 AM.