Martin 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.


Louisiana Earth Day

Date: Sunday April 28th
Time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Where: LSU Parker Coliseum
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: email Krista Adams [javascript protected email address]


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St. Bernard Bird Festival

Date: Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th
Time: Friday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. till 4 p.m
Where: Historic Beauregard Courthouse, St. Bernard, Louisiana
Open to the Public: Yes

General Comments: The St. Bernard Bird Festival will be held on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2019.  The Festival began its work early this year, sponsoring Purple Martin houses for Gauthier Elementary, St. Bernard Middle, and Nunez Community College.  Students will experience these insect-eating birds who migrate here from the Amazon Valley of South America.Directions: Historic Beauregard Courthouse, located at 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, Louisiana

     Krista Adams, an expert on Purple Martins, will be a special presenter on both Friday and Saturday at the Bird Festival.  She will speak on the life cycle and migration of these interesting birds and address how each Festival visitor can erect a purple martin house and have their own small colony of insect eaters in their own yard. 

     This year’s Festival will include experts from Audubon Louisiana, led by Erik Johnson, PhD.  There will be the catching and banding of neo-tropical migrants, passing through our Parish in route to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.

    The location of this year’s Bird Festival will be on the grounds of the Historic Beauregard Courthouse, located at 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, Louisiana.  The Festival times are Friday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 a.m. till 4 p.m.  The public is invited and there is no charge to enter the Festival area.

1st Annual Purple Martin and Garden Event North Park in Denham Springs, LA

Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9AM to 1 PM
Where: North Park in Denham Springs, LA
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: email Krista Adams [javascript protected email address]

Directions: North Park in Denham Springs- Walking Path area

General Comments:  The Adams Family will be set up at their Purple Martin conservation site located adjacent to the walking path. With May being a peak nesting time, the birds will be on full display. Krista looks forward to sharing information about Purple Martins and why they are one of America’s most well-loved songbirds. Other groups that will have information on display about gardening and nature include The Denham Springs Garden Club, Louisiana Master Gardener, Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater Baton Rouge, The Greater New Orleans Iris Society and Live Oak High School Environmental Club. Bird photography and elementary school artwork will be on display. The Livingston Parish Library will have their Book Mobile on site too! It’s a great way to spend time with the family and celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend 



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?