Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spring Martin Banding ID

Purple Martin Band Sightings and Recoveries 2014

Rob Cornies from Kingsville, Ontario sighted an ASY  female martin with band number 2531-10062 and Don Jackson recovered a dead ASY male  martin at his home in Kingsville underneath his martin housing with band number 2531-10000.

Martin 2531-10062 was banded in the summer on July 07, 2011 at the home of Randy Marentette, Cottam, Ontario.

Consider that she has made 6 long distant 3 long distant trips to South America and 3 return trips to Ontario.

Martin 2531-10000 was banded in the summer on July 5, 2011 at the home of Cy Poisson, Essex, Ontario. This male martin made SIMILAR trips before succumbing to poor weather conditions at Don’s place this past Spring.

It will be interesting to see if this female returns next Spring at Rob Cornies’ colony site.