At this site we are proud to announce Purple Martin meetings and gatherings taking place all over North America. Please feel free to attend these events as they are all open to the public. If you would like to post your meeting or gathering, please fill out this FORM and we will get your information posted within 48 hours.


NC Purple Martin Society - August 2015 meeting

Date: August 8 2015
Time: 2pm
Where: Conover, North Carolina
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Courtney Rousseau
[email protected]
919-931-8729

Directions: Copy and paste this Google Map into your browser: https://www.google.com/maps/place/6700+N+Nc+16+Hwy,+Conover,+NC+28613/@35.820719,-81.190381,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x885138edf6d1df99:0x5d6e44bfd5654db3

General Comments: We will have our next meeting of the NCPMS on Saturday August 8th at 2pm at Riverbend Park which is in Catawba County, NC. One of the staff members there also does hummingbird banding. He will be banding that day from 7:30am-11am. You are welcome to watch him band hummingbirds, then take a lunchbreak, walk around the park,and then come talk martins with us from 2pm-4pm in the afternoon. Make a day of it! More info on the park here: http://www.catawbacountync.gov/parks/riverbend.asp Our meeting agenda is TBA but will include a presentation on electric predator guards. Please send an email to [email protected] if you'd like to attend or reply to this message. See you there! (The NCPMS is affiliated with the PMCA. More info at http://www.ncpurplemartin.org .)


Purple Martins at Iowa State Fair

Date: August 19, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Where: Des Moines, Iowa
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Dave Duit
[email protected]
(515)554-3857

Directions: Iowa State Fairground. DNR building outdoor courtyard.

General Comments: Iowa Purple Martin Organization guest speaker Dave Duit will present a 45 minutes overview of the purple martin species. Located at the west end of the Iowa State Fair Grand Concourse, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources historic aquarium, pavilion and courtyard is a must-see for thousands of fair-goers each year. The presentation will be at the courtyard. Lots of freebie information will be handed out and a questions answers session will follow the presentation. Please visit www.iamartin.org for any unexpected changes should they occur. We encourage all Iowans to spread the word about this event to those that may be interested in martins. This is our third year at the Iowa State Fair and an opportunity to meet other like minded purple martin enthusiasts.


NC Purple Martin Society - August meeting @ Riverbend Park

Date: Saturday August 2nd
Time: 1pm
Where: Conover, North Carolina
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Courtney Rousseau
[email protected]
919-931-8729

Directions: Our next meeting will be at Riverbend Park in Catawba County, NC. Directions: From 1-40. Take exit #132, go north on Highway 16 approximately 8 miles. Riverbend Park entrance is on the right before you cross the Catawba River bridge. Here is the address: 6700 Hwy 16 N , Conover, NC 28613

General Comments: Anyone is welcome to attend but we especially encourage those in the central/western part of the state to come - it would be great to meet all of you! Come bring photos of your site and talk martins with us. We will have displays and info for new and seasoned landlords. Visit our website for more info about us: http://www.ncpurplemartin.org . We are affiliated with the PMCA.


12th Annual Minnesota Martin Fest

Date: June 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 2PM
Where: Medina, Minnesota
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Kelly Applegare or Madeleine Linck
[email protected]
763-694-7851; 612-791-4646

Directions: Baker National Golf Course 2935 Parkview Drive Medina, MN 55340 This is in western Hennepin County, about 20 miles west of Minneapolis.

General Comments: Presentations on attracting and holding martins, management problems and solutions; viewing of local martin colony on site. Report on banding and tracking Minnesota martins.


Marty Party/World Migratory Bird Day Featuring the Purple Martin

Date: May 10 2014
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Grand Prairie, Texas
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Gisela Fregoe
[email protected]
For more information, call The Summit at 972-237-4141

Directions: The Summit, 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 Sponsored by The Summit, Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation and the Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas

General Comments: Purple Martin Housing Exhibit Kids Arts & Crafts Zone Purple Martin Educational Programs Live Entertainment Bounce Houses Face Painting Stilt Walker Concessions


Purple Martins at Cahokia Mounds, IL

Date: June 2, 2013
Time: 1 pm to 2 pm
Where: Collinsville, Illinois
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: John Miller
[email protected]

General Comments: Purple Martins Learn about purple martins at Cahokia Mounds from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Area volunteers with the Purple Martin Conservation Association, John Miller of St. Louis and Dennis Doetsch, Swansea, will discuss how to attract and care for colonies of purple martins, a migratory swallow species that is totally dependent on human-provided housing. Meet at the large rack of nesting gourds on the parking lot, just south of the Visitor's Center. The rack, which is fully occupied by martins, will be lowered to show to active nests. Learn about purple martins at Cahokia Mounds from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Area volunteers with the Purple Martin Conservation Association, John Miller of St. Louis and Dennis Doetsch, Swansea, will discuss how to attract and care for colonies of purple martins, a migratory swallow species that is totally dependent on human-provided housing. Meet at the large rack of nesting gourds on the parking lot, just south of the Visitor's Center. The rack, which is fully occupied by martins, will be lowered to show to active nests. Location is 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, 62234. More information at www.cahokiamounds.org, 618-346-5160.


Eastern Wisconsin Purple Martin Association

Date: Third thursday of every month from March thru July 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Where: Plymouth, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Tom Rank
[email protected]
920-564-6507

Directions: Generations,located within the Plymouth Intergenerational Center 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth WI. 53085

General Comments: The purpose of these meetings will be to educate people about Purple Martins and their history, inform and assist current and prospective landlords, view demonstrations and displays, and talk with successful landlords. for more information visit us at: http://ewpma.org/ or find us on FB at: www.facebook.com/EasternWisconsinPurpleMartinAssociation


Purple Martin Landlords of N Texas/monthly meeting schedule

Date: Thursday evenings/Apr 7; May 5; June 2; July 9http://www.purplemartinlandlordsofnorthtexas.com/month
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Grand Prairie, Texas
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Gisela Fregoe
[email protected]
972-641-2981

Directions: BETTY WARMACK BRANCH LIBRARY GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75052 760-Bardin Road 972-237-5772

General Comments: http://www.purplemartinlandlordsofnorthtexas.com/monthlymeetingdates.html


Purple Martin Society of Frederick MD

Date: Last Wednesday of the Month, March-August
Time: 6 PM
Where: Frederick, Maryland
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Chet Anderson
[email protected]
(301) 972-8983

Directions: Meeting places Variable. Call for latest information.

General Comments: Informative casual meetings, meet with Landlords and other wannabees! Movies, slides, guest speakers, outings and visits to PM sites. No dues. Please visit www.pmsfm.org


Purple Martin Society of Collier County Meetings

Date: On the third Monday of each month.
Time: Times vary.
Where: Naples, Florida
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Bill Dietrich
[email protected]

Directions: The Village Inn, 1921 Davis Boulevard near U.S. 41 East, Naples Florida (location and times subject to change - visit www.geocities.com/p_m_s_c_c/index.html for more information).



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