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.


Information meeting

Date: February 22, 2015
Time: Beginning at 1PM
Where: 2nd Street Studio 644 N. 2nd Street Breese IL, Illinois
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Ed Rolfingsmeyer
[email protected]
618-978-5109

Directions: South of old Rt. 50 two blocks south on walnut turn west on 2nd street. 2nd street studio in middle of block.

General Comments: PURPLE MARTIN MEETING 2nd Street Studio 644 N. 2nd Street Breese, IL Sunday, February 22, 2015 Beginning at 1PM Join us for an informative meeting about attracting, maintaining and growing a purple martin colony. The Purple Martin is a beautiful song bird. They entertain with acrobatics and personality. Purple Martins arrive in mid March and leave late July. They are one of the few birds that depend on humans for housing. Once you attract these fun birds they will continue to visit every year. BRING A FRIEND! Call for info 618-978-5109


Iowa's first MartinFiest

Date: June 27,2015
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Kalona, Iowa
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Tim Millard
[email protected]
3199313321

Directions: Home of Evan Gingerich 2282 Johnson-Washington Rd. Kalona,Iowa North on highway 1 to Johnson-Washington Road go east first house on left there will be signs

General Comments: This is a special event to promote Purple Martins in our state ,also Martins should have young ones and we are hoping to have a bird bander here. " It's all for the birds "


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


21st ANNUAL PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY (Central VA)

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Louisa County (b/n Richmond & Charlottesville), Virginia
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Ron Kingston
[email protected]
434-962-8232

Directions: GPS coordinates for the intersection of Rte. 15N and Rte. 640E are 38.024805,-78.190525 From this intersection, follow the MARTINS signs to the private farm--allow 15 more minutes to reach the Field Day site. See more directions on the Field Day website: www.purplemartinfieldday.org

General Comments: YOU CAN VISIT A PURPLE MARTIN SUPERCOLONY! The 21st Annual Purple Martin Field Day will be held in central Virginia at the farm of Mrs. Merle Wood and her son, Mr. Lance Wood, who have graciously opened up their farm and martin colony to the public, hosting this event for many years. The main program begins at 10:00 a.m.—please arrive before that time so you will not miss the Door Prize give-away (including free GOURDS!) or the beginning of the primary presentation. Lance Wood and several other landlords will teach you how to attract and manage martins and increase the size of your colony. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of different types of martin housing, how to protect martins from snakes, hawks, owls, raccoons, House Sparrows, Starlings, wind damage, lightning, etc., and how to add Starling-Resistant Entrance Holes to martin gourds and houses. Then Lance Wood will give another presentation on how to grow natural gourds and turn them into safe, long-lasting Purple Martin homes, and Ron Kingston, a veteran bluebirder for thirty-seven years, will be available to answer questions about bluebirds, tree swallows, and other native cavity-nesters. Other experienced landlords will be on-hand to answer martin questions and offer guidance on where to place your martin pole (bring sketches/photos of site options, or satellite pictures from map websites.) You’ll get to watch 130 pairs of martins feeding their nestlings and have a chance to meet fellow martin-lovers including some of the landlords who post on the PMCA Forum! See www.purplemartinfieldday.org for photos and complete information and to find out what to bring (and not to bring!) Receive free literature on martin attraction and management, and catalogs for martin equipment, as well as free handouts on bluebird conservation. Event is FREE but donations are appreciated to cover expenses. Come join the fun in central Virginia!


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: Early Spring & Summer Months
Time: 11:30 A.M.
Where: Frederick, Maryland
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Tom Magee
[email protected]
(301) 371-7149

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. We usuall meet on the first Saturday of the Month. Jan. to Aug.


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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