Monthly Archives: September 2016

Purple Martin Meeting Reminder

Hello everyone !
Just a reminder that our final meeting for 2016 is coming up on 
Saturday, October 1st  (9:00 am)
 Orchard View Golf Course

Ruthven, Ontario.

At our April meeting, John Balga handed out a survey form from Nature Canada, who are collecting data and building statistics to track the status of PMs.  We can help them by sending the completed form to John Balga as indicated, or bringing it to the final meeting.    Even if you can’t complete all of the details asked for, they still would appreciate as much as you are able to provide.
If you no longer have this form, you can left-click on the link below, then click on “follow link”, and the form will be available to print.
If this link doesn’t work, the form is available on our website
   OR    [] .
 On the Homepage, look for Ontario Purple Martin Colony Survey, towards the bottom.
And please bring your colony results to the meeting also, as we always enjoy sharing and hearing how everyone has fared !
Thank you, and hope to see you October 1st !
Mary Wilson

Hawkfest September 17-18 Holiday Beach

Hawk Fest continues this weekend with the events listed below. Come out and support HBMO by attending this special event!


Hawk Festival ….Sept 10-11

Please join us for the Hawk Festival this coming weekend at Holiday Beach, Amherstburg, the first of two weekends for some excellent raptor  viewing, banding and nature  presentations . The schedule for the first weekend is included in this post. Ontario Purple Martin Association  members, John Balga, Dennis Shady , and Mary Wilson  will be speaking about various topics related to their favorite subject ” Purple Martins”. Get your questions ready as these members will be able to give you the correct answers to housing, purple martin facts and myths.

Hawk Fest Schedules_Part1