Monthly Archives: July 2017

Purple Martin Roosts are Forming:Use the Roost Form


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.  Essex County and the neighboring areas in Ontario  are birding hotspots for swallows as well as other Spring and Fall migrants. The list below is  some suggested locations for viewing these migration mysteries.

Any other suggestions for martin roosts are greatly appreciated.


If you locate a swallow roost or staging area, please fill out the


and send it to Nature Canada. More information can be found in the form provided.

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


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