PMCA Colony update 2019: Subadult martins are here

It's been over a month since the arrival of the first scouts to our colonies. Over that time, more and more martins have arrived including the subadult martins on May 23rd. During the last week the martins have been busy gathering nesting material and we now have several well built nests at each of our…

PMCA Colony Update 2019: Our Martins have arrived

The spring is an exciting time here at the PMCA. We share the anticipation with our fellow Purple Martin landlords for the arrival of our Purple Martins to our colonies. We follow along with the Scout-Arrival map and look to the skies when the arrival time approaches. That day arrived for us this year on…

PMCA Colony Update 2018: GPS Deployment

Twelve GPS data loggers were deployed on the backs of adult Purple Martins this month to collect data on their journey to the amazon rainforest and back.  These GPS data loggers will collect data five times throughout the day (every day) and can pinpoint the bird's location as accurate as a few meters. In order to…