Events

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 the form at the bottom of the page and we will get your information posted as soon as possible.

  


  

6th Annual Purple Martin Jamboree

Date: June 17th & 18th, 2022
Where: Rainsville, AL
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Joey Randall Johnson
Jrj7472@hotmail.com
256-717-4508



Directions to the event: 
2406 Kirk Road Rainsville Alabama 35986

General Comments: Come join us for some purple Martin birdwatching fun and fellowship on Saturday June 18th the main day of the event we will have a presentation by Brad biddle around lunchtime about bird banding with banners speaking as well then we will show the documentary by Zach Steinhauser called purple haze with door prizes announced immediately following! We will have purple Martin products for sale as well as colony products! Hope to see you there!

  


 

27th ANNUAL PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY

Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 11AM-3PM
Where: Louisa County, VA

Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Kathy
434-222-1831 (leave voicemail)



Directions to the event: 
This Field Day is held at a private farm in Louisa County, VA (central VA, about 60 miles NW of Richmond, VA.) 
The most complete information and directions are on this website: www.purplemartinfieldday.org. Or, go to the "intersection of E. Jack Jouett Rd. and James Madison Hwy" in Louisa County, VA; this is your STARTING POINT to the farm/event site. From there, follow the MARTINS signs to the event, allowing 15 minutes more to reach the private farm.

General Comments: VISIT A HUGE PURPLE MARTIN COLONY! 

The 27th Annual Purple Martin Field Day in central VA is here again! 

See more than 70 pairs of Purple Martins! The program begins at 11:00 a.m. Arrive before then, so you won't miss the Door Prize give-away (including free GOURDS!) before the presentations begin.  
Having trouble attracting martins? Did you have a martin colony but all your birds disappeared? Lance Wood and several other speakers will teach you how to GET martins, get MORE martins, and manage them properly so you won't lose them. Are gourds or houses safer or better for martins? Will martins eat all your mosquitoes? COME AND FIND OUT!!! 

You will learn how to protect martins from snakes, hawks, owls, raccoons, House Sparrows, Starlings, wind damage, and lightning. Bring a bag lunch to eat while you listen to the presentations and watch hundreds of martins soaring over the farm, feeding their nestlings! Then visit with other martin-lovers! After the main program, you can buy gourds/seeds, and learn to grow gourds and modify them to create safe, long-lasting Purple Martin homes. Experienced landlords will be available to answer martin questions. You will receive free literature on martin attraction and management, and catalogs for high-quality martin equipment! Events end by 3:00 p.m. Come and join the fun!

No registration. Event is FREE but donations are appreciated to help cover expenses. 

BRING: Lawn chairs, shoes for wet grass, binoculars, notepad, bag lunch/drink, and camera. Please do not bring pets (we will share ours with you!)

RAIN POLICY: PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE THE MORNING OF THE EVENT TO BE SURE IT WILL BE HELD! (Refresh web page often.) If rain is predicted, we may need to cancel or post special instructions.

See www.purplemartinfieldday.org for more info. 

 


 

 

MartinFest 2022

Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 9am-4pm

Where: Waupun, WA
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Les Rhines
musthavemartins@gmail.com
920-889-0060



Directions to the event: 
Marsh Haven Nature Center.
W10145 State Road 49.  Located on 46 acres, three miles east of Waupun, WI  on the Northwest end of the world famous Horicon Marsh.

General Comments: Arrive to meet purple martin landlords & enthusiasts.   MartinFest will be centered around you, purple martins, Wildlife Disease Specialist Nancy Businga, President Les Rhines, & Master Board Bander Dick Nikolai.  Various vendors will be onsite throughout the day, a popular festival silent auction  & much more discussion with colony landlords. Bring your whole family, friends & neighbors!

 


 

Purple Martin Landlords of N Texas/monthly meeting schedule

Date: Thursday evenings
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Grand Prairie, Texas
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Gisela Fregoe
giselaf@earthlink.net
972-641-2981

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

General Comments: http://purplemartinlandlordsofnorthtexas.com/events/


Purple Martin Society of Frederick MD

Date: Last Wednesday of the month, March through August
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Frederick, Maryland
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info:

Chet Anderson
pmsfm.org (club website)
[javascript protected email address] (301) 972-8983

Directions: 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 usually meet on the last Wednesday of the Month.  March through August. 


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
billd@naples.net

Directions: The Village Inn, 1921 Davis Boulevard near U.S. 41 East, Naples Florida (location and times subject to change - naplesflpurplemartins.com for more information).

 

 EVENTS FORM

  1. Are you a PMCA member?
  2. Open to the public?
  3. Free educational materials desired
  4. Is this an annual event?