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.



Southern Louisiana University Program—Purple Martins, One of America’s Most Well-Loved Songbirds 

Date: February 4, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Southern Louisiana University, Livingston Center 

Open to the Public: Yes

General Comments: The Adams family have been helping Purple Martins, the largest member of the swallow family in North America, for almost 20 years. The presenter will talk about how this neotropical migratory bird is dependent on human supplied housing East of the Rocky Mountains, thus the reason conservation efforts are needed to ensure the survival of this species. Information regarding Purple Martin biology, identification, attraction, management, and protection of this avian population will be shared as well as the presenter’s conservation efforts that reach far beyond her backyard into the local community. Because Purple Martin Landlords and others involved in protecting our animal resources agree that responsible stewardship is passed down from generation to generation, community and youth educational projects to help America’s most beloved backyard bird will be discussed.

Directions: SLU Livingston Center 9261 Florida Blvd, Walker, LA 70785


20th Annual Purple Martin Spectacular Roost Cruise

Date: Friday, August 7th, Saturday August 8th, Sunday August 9th, Thursday August 13th, Friday August 14th, 2020
Time: 6:15PM
Where: Grand Prairie, Texas
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Doreen Homan
[javascript protected email address]


Directions: Cruises depart from the Bayshore Center at Bivalve’s dock. 2800 High Street - Port Norris, NJ 08349 at 6:15pm.

General Comments: Enjoy a Sunset Cruise aboard the “Bonanza II”  Slowly cruise the Maurice River with local Purple Martin expert Allen Jackson and other naturalists.  A selection of desserts, light snacks and soft drinks are provided. 

Reservations are required. The cost is $40 per person, please pay in advance. The boat cruise is approximately 3 hours and we go RAIN OR SHINE.  Tours sell out well in advance. So secure your spot now!  Pay for your tickets by credit card at


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

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

General Comments:

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 (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

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



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