Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017 Purple Martin Season Has Started

Well I just got word that two purple martin scout reports have been submitted from Florida regarding purple martin arrivals. You can see more on the Scout report from the PMCA.

https://www.purplemartin.org/research/8/scout-arrival-study/

 

Amazon Purple Martin Roost Located

It has been a long time in coming but PMCA Biologist Joe Siegrist along with Dr. Kevin Fraser, University of Manitoba seemed to have located the whereabouts of the Amazon River roost using geolocators which were previously attached to martins in North America. Further information about this amazing journey will be published by the PMCA in their Spring issue 2017 as well as by Dr. Kevin Fraser in research articles. Have a look at the following media release by the Erie News and video footage of the journey. Paste the following link in your browser to access the information.

www.erienewsnow.com/story/33953291/local-researcher-travels-to-amazon-to-study-purple-martins