Organizations

Purple Martin Conservation Association

A nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the scientific study of Purple Martins, their biology and habitat requirements. The website includes much practical information as well as historical and research topics, an ongoing forum and a marketplace for Purple Martin housing, accessories and other products.

Annual membership fees are $20.00 Student/Senior, $25.00 Basic, and $30.00 Family. Members receive a quarterly magazine, “The Purple Martin Update.

PMCA website

The “Martin Market Place Catalog” is free for the asking and  is full of Purple Martin products and information.

Martin Market Place

The Purple Martin Society, North America

An active Purple Martin landlord society that quickly evolved from a regional to a national organization.  In addition to Purple Martin information and products, the internet site offers Roundtable Conferences exchanging information about Purple Martins well as Bluebirds and general birding.

Purple Martin Society, NA

The Nature Society

This organization is connected to Erva Tool & Mfg. Co, the manufacturer of Trio and Duracraft aluminum Purple Martin houses.  The website has useful information about Purple Martins and offers instructions for building and modifying Martin equipment.

Annual membership in the Nature Society is $27.00.  Members receive monthly the “Nature Society News,” a tabloid format newspaper devoted primarily to Purple Martins but also including articles about other birds and wildlife as well as letters from readers. This is the oldest purple martin publication in existence and a very interesting paper for avid landlords and novices.

Nature Society website

Nature House catalog

Manitoba Purple Martin Club

This is the oldest known Purple Martin club in existence, having been founded in February, 1980. The club has erected towers in Gimli, Boissevain, Deloraine, Neepawa and the Fort Whyte Nature Center.  The club has also donated more than 60 houses at seniors’ homes throughout Manitoba and hosts displays at local malls.

Membership is $10.00 annually per family and members receive four newsletters per year.

Contact: Manitoba Purple Martin Club, Box 36 Group 615 SS 6, Winnepeg, Manitoba R2C 2Z3.

Other Regional Clubs

Minnesota Purple Martins

Take an interesting look at what landlords have to say about their colonies

Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association

Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas