The first martin was reported to have arrived from Melbourne, Florida on December 23, 2014 by Mike Dingman.
Quote from the PMCA Forum
“It was 8 am this morning, I was outside and heard the familiar cher, cher, from an ASY female purple martin. She was circling my back yard. I have 3 gourd racks, 12 gourds each, all installed but lowered and covered with sheets to keep them out of the weather. I uncovered the frist rack and raised it up. She didn’t land, but I do expect to see her again either this afternoon, if I am around, or this evening before dark. It was about 70 degrees this morning, very mild, nice weather. This past Saturday I was noiticing the warm southerly wind blowing to the north and I figured it would be a good time for martins to ride the wind north, if they were inclined to leave at this time of the year. I have had early arrivals as early as December 26 in the past….” (read more at the PMCA)