This site explains efforts being made to promote and fund the National Wildlife Refuge at the end of the causway between New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana where it is estimated that about 8 million Pu.rple Martins pass through twice a year on their migratory route.
Entrance Hole Configurations
This site offers every conceivable Purple Martin entry configuration for every conceivable Purple Martin house. You have to see it to believe it and you can take hours to sort through all of the options as well as a wealth of other Purple Martin information.
Current Research in Michigan
An ongoing study of the Martin population in Michigan showing data provided by landlords throughout the state.
Purple Martins for Kids
Filled with photos by Joe Dellinger and an array of information about Purple Martins, their young, their enemies, as well as activities for kids based on the children’s book by Ree Dellinger, “My Best Nest”
Be a part of ongoing research. Here are some opportunities to support the study of Purple Martins and wild birds in general.
Purple Martin Scout Reports: help document the arrival of Purple Martins in your area and check where Martins have been seen.
The Great Backyard Bird Count: Participate in this study which takes place during one weekend of February and can help document the migration progress of Purple Martins.
Purple Martin Nesting and Population Research: keep nesting records and share your data to benefit research.
Talk It Over
Join a forum on Purple Martin related topics