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by BioJoe
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Start a new adult arrival report ?
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Start a new adult arrival report ?

Excellent question. There is no need to do a new scout report for when your colony starts to rebuild after the winter storm. The study deals only with first arrivals. We're conducting separate studies examining the effects of winter storms on martin survival. However, submitting such dates for those...
by BioJoe
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Erie Roost
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: The Erie Roost

the roost still seems to be in the same location, but does not have many bird yet. when the numbers increase, we'll make a post to social media about it.

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by BioJoe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Erie Roost
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: The Erie Roost

not many birds last week at the roost. will be going tomorrow to assess...
by BioJoe
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trendsetter Ventilation??
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Trendsetter Ventilation??

there are ventilated doors available for the trendsetter. no drilling required.
by BioJoe
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA's 2020 Live NestCam
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: PMCA's 2020 Live NestCam

HATCHING HAS BEGUN A FEW HOURS EARLY!
by BioJoe
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA's 2020 Live NestCam
Replies: 2
Views: 661

PMCA's 2020 Live NestCam

Hatching Day is almost here! Be sure to tune in to MartinTV—Manha and Paya's six eggs are due to begin hatching on Friday, June 19th! https://youtube.com/c/PurpleMartinConservation/live
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by BioJoe
Fri May 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I am so happy Forum is back up! I had stopped checking until today. Yaaay!
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: I am so happy Forum is back up! I had stopped checking until today. Yaaay!

still dealing with a few issues under the hood. it's always the case when we do software upgrades. this upgrade was necessary to maintain the security of the website.

thanks for hanging in there with us!

Joe, PMCA
by BioJoe
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA Purple Martin Conference postponed until 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 20324

Re: PMCA Purple Martin Conference July 24 & 25, 2020 in Norman, OK!

You'd fly into the Oklahoma City airport which is just a few miles from Norman.
by BioJoe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PMCA 2019 Nest Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 5241

Re: PMCA 2019 Nest Cam

We're glad you liked it. And congratulations on the successful season to you!
by BioJoe
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Question about "heat index"
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

Re: Question about "heat index"

since martins cool themselves by panting (which works via evaporative cooling), higher humidity levels can exacerbate the effects of extreme heat. so, yes it affects them. but, since they don't sweat, they don't feel it effects of high humidity quite like we do.
by BioJoe
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY Male?
Replies: 18
Views: 6145

Re: SY Male?

Sometimes the tiebreaker in ID'ing these darker ASY females from SY males is the "croak call" that's only done by males.

https://www.purplemartin.org/purple-mar ... lizations/
The sound file is at the bottom. It's the male call with the clicking sound at the end.
by BioJoe
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: REPORTING SCOUTS
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

Re: REPORTING SCOUTS

Glynn. We're sorry for the frustration that you're feeling. Since the 2015 redesign, we have spent countless hours streamlining the user experience. There are certainly more changes that can be made and that are being planned. Unfortunately, as a non-profit, our funding is limited. To put it frankly...
by BioJoe
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Arrival Study Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Re: Scout Arrival Study Question

We're aware of the problem with the maps and we're working on resolving it with our web developer. Unfortunately, Google has changed the process for encoding maps right when we need it the most! Submitted scout reports are still being received on our end despite any error messages. It should be squa...
by BioJoe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Louisiana!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 11207

Re: Louisiana!!!!!!

both reports were vetted and deemed to be legitimate. don't worry, we're on top of it!
by BioJoe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First male and female
Replies: 17
Views: 5668

Re: First male and female

Happy New Year!!! Woke up and saw my first male and female sitting on a perch. They have been circling and checking out the houses and gourds all morning. Best New Years Day ever!!! I strongly encourage you to make a report to our Scout-Arrival Study online or give us a call so that we can enter yo...
by BioJoe
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off season projects Venting gourds.
Replies: 14
Views: 8801

Re: Off season projects Venting gourds.

Our internal small scale testing showed that the addition of a elbow vent in the neck of a gourd decreased the internal temperature difference by approx 50%. In other words a vent eliminated half of the heat built up in an artificial gourd. The PMCA will be expanding the study to a larger scale in t...
by BioJoe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5810

Re: Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?

Give us a call. We have some available. They're just not listed on the website.
by BioJoe
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project MartinRoost
Replies: 12
Views: 5548

Re: Project MartinRoost

Checked the radar from today. It's not very big, but it's NW of town. Point not exact, but should get you close enough to see the birds flying in.
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by BioJoe
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project MartinRoost
Replies: 12
Views: 5548

Re: Project MartinRoost

We met with developers to remedy the issues with the martinroost map two weeks ago. It should be resolved within a month. Rest assured any reports submitted between the last map update and present are properly recorded in the database, just not displayed properly. When fully functional, we will be u...
by BioJoe
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project Martinwatch
Replies: 17
Views: 6423

Re: Project Martinwatch

Yikes is the correct response. Regarding nest checks greater than 7 days apart: It's worth sending it in to us. A closer look at the data will help us determine if some or all of the data is usable. The nest check frequency has some gray area, but the final nest check requirement does not. Got it. ....