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Point Pelee Swallow Roost/Martin Staging Area

Point Pelee Roost Latitude: 41°58’46.95″N Longitude: 82°30’37.83″W The Point Pelee Roost comprises a number of different swallow species as well as grackles, red wings and  a variety of waterfowl. The number of swallows is estimated around 10,000 or more but … Continue reading

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An Unusual Purple Martin Year

Posted August 11th, 2017 Thanks, Henry  for allowing us to re-post these observations….. It will be interesting to see how the year finishes. Amazing how on April 11, 16 birds is awesome, hopeful and just brings hope and joy, but … Continue reading

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Purple Martin Roosts Today

The photo above details three possible roosts in Southern Ontario and our neighboring Michigan. The one is clearly somewhere in Walpole Island and the other near Point Pelee National Park. Another photo details the Long Point Roost below. It is … Continue reading

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Purple Martin Roosts are Forming:Use the Roost Form

LOCATING PURPLE MARTINS AND PURPLE MARTIN ROOSTS The following is a list of possible places to view Purple Martins and Purple Martin roosts. These are also sites for viewing migrating passerines, hawks and vultures as well as other bird species. … Continue reading

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Purple Martins Sporting New Backpacks

Nature Canada posted some new information about the nano tags which they deployed recently. You can read more about it at Purple Martins sporting new backpacks  

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Purple Martin Project Lands at Holiday Beach

The OPMA was directly involved with Nature Canada, HBMO, and the University of Manitoba in outfitting nano tags on some of the purple martins at this colony. Read further about this scientific endeavor: Purple Martin Project lands at Holiday Beach

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Local Birder works to boost purple martin population

Dennis Shady has welcomed purple martins at his home on Ambassador Beach near Colchester for several years and is doing his part to boost this declining species. Read more about what is happening at this Windsor Star url : Local … Continue reading

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Upcoming June 24th OPMA Meeting Announcement

Hello OPMA members ! Our next meeting begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 24th, at the home of Elaine & Henry Wolting, in Blenheim. 20924 Harwich Road, Blenheim. Shelter is available should the weather force us indoors – so this is RAIN or … Continue reading

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