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Don Troha
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Location: Texas/Houston

Roost data base has not been updated in years. Austin roost is still showing Highland Mall as the location but it has moved four times since then. Checked a few other well known roosts and those are not up to date either. I've submitted nine reports for the Houston area over the past three seasons and none of those have been accepted or acknowledged. What's up?
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
avesrun
Posts: 1113
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Location: Iowa/West Des Moines
Martin Colony History: Home Site: 2017- 0
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
Satellite Site: 2017 (3rd season)
34 pair
Fledged- 102

Don: Thank you for posting. I have sent in all the documentation for the Waukee, Iowa roost. Still waiting to hear back on confirmation for that one as well. I can understand with PMCA being mostly volunteer based on some lag time; however, for you having submitted data from several past seasons with no results would be frustrating. The Purple MartinRoost project seems equal if not exceedingly important as the spring Scout arrival project! Let's hope the Martinroost data gets updated soon!

TimG
PMCA Member
Home Site: 2012-15 visitors
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
2017-18 Zero
2019- 3 Successful Prs.!
Satellite Site: 2014 - visitors
2015 - 2 pair, fledged 9
2016 - 13 pair, fledged 44
2017 - 31 pair, fledged 118
2018 - 44 pair, 163 fledged
2019- 49 or. 219 fledged
TheSmiths
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 1:02 pm
Location: Western KY
Martin Colony History:

Tried to attract PMs since 2004; began more ernest attempt in 2014.

Current housing consists of two modified Trio M12Ks and a round gourd rack.

2018 — 3 pairs

2019 — 6 pairs

2020 — 12 pairs; barred owl late in season


Monitor FILs colony as well as colony at park.

~15 years of providing housing for bluebirds, Carolina wrens, house wrens, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, great-crested flycatchers and northern flickers.

I recently asked about this in another thread. Here is Joe's reply...
BioJoe wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:16 am
The reason that it's not displaying on the map is that this component of the website is perennially bugged. We're working to resolve it, but it's going to require a complete redesign on the internal structure of the code. Bottom line: if you submit the data we have it even though it doesn't show on the map.
Needless to say, it's no small undertaking.
Don Troha
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Location: Texas/Houston

Setting up a map/database like this in Google Maps is not a big deal. I received a request to set one up for roosts for the current season, so I did. I've populated it with some of the roosts I've been following in various forums. Still some missing points to add but it's a start. If you have one you'd like added, post the GPS coordinates here along with any other info available such as estimated size and date it was observed and I will add it to the map.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 999998&z=5
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
TheSmiths
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 1:02 pm
Location: Western KY
Martin Colony History:

Tried to attract PMs since 2004; began more ernest attempt in 2014.

Current housing consists of two modified Trio M12Ks and a round gourd rack.

2018 — 3 pairs

2019 — 6 pairs

2020 — 12 pairs; barred owl late in season


Monitor FILs colony as well as colony at park.

~15 years of providing housing for bluebirds, Carolina wrens, house wrens, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, great-crested flycatchers and northern flickers.

Will do. :)
BioJoe
Posts: 132
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Location: PA/Erie

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 updating the map with not only the pending roost reports, but we will be updating all of the radar indicated roosts with updated information from 2018's roosting season.

Please continue to enter reports into the system for this year with full faith that the data will be publicly displayed in the coming weeks!
avesrun
Posts: 1113
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Location: Iowa/West Des Moines
Martin Colony History: Home Site: 2017- 0
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
Satellite Site: 2017 (3rd season)
34 pair
Fledged- 102

Thank you for the update! Looking forward to hopefully relocating the Waukee, IA roost next season and possibly finding another in the state.
TimG
PMCA Member
Home Site: 2012-15 visitors
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
2017-18 Zero
2019- 3 Successful Prs.!
Satellite Site: 2014 - visitors
2015 - 2 pair, fledged 9
2016 - 13 pair, fledged 44
2017 - 31 pair, fledged 118
2018 - 44 pair, 163 fledged
2019- 49 or. 219 fledged
BioJoe
Posts: 132
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Location: PA/Erie

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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avesrun
Posts: 1113
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Location: Iowa/West Des Moines
Martin Colony History: Home Site: 2017- 0
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
Satellite Site: 2017 (3rd season)
34 pair
Fledged- 102

Thanks BioJoe. I have visited this Roost several days and evenings. Estimating it to be 7 to 10,000 Martin's. I'm hoping to relocate this Roost in 2019 if it reoccurs. I did send information/ documentation on Project Martin Roost. If not received, I'd be happy to resubmit. I also took much video and photos. If you happen to notice any other Roost rings on radar within say a 50 mile or so radius of my location I could possibly check them out yet this season as well! Thanks again
TimG
PMCA Member
Home Site: 2012-15 visitors
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
2017-18 Zero
2019- 3 Successful Prs.!
Satellite Site: 2014 - visitors
2015 - 2 pair, fledged 9
2016 - 13 pair, fledged 44
2017 - 31 pair, fledged 118
2018 - 44 pair, 163 fledged
2019- 49 or. 219 fledged
avesrun
Posts: 1113
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Location: Iowa/West Des Moines
Martin Colony History: Home Site: 2017- 0
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
Satellite Site: 2017 (3rd season)
34 pair
Fledged- 102

Thanks BioJoe. I have visited this Roost several days and evenings. Estimating it to be 7 to 10,000 Martin's. I'm hoping to relocate this Roost in 2019 if it reoccurs. I did send information/ documentation on Project Martin Roost. If not received, I'd be happy to resubmit. I also took much video and photos. If you happen to notice any other Roost rings on radar within say a 50 mile or so radius of my location I could possibly check them out yet this season as well! Thanks again
TimG
PMCA Member
Home Site: 2012-15 visitors
2016 - 1st pair, fledged 5
2017-18 Zero
2019- 3 Successful Prs.!
Satellite Site: 2014 - visitors
2015 - 2 pair, fledged 9
2016 - 13 pair, fledged 44
2017 - 31 pair, fledged 118
2018 - 44 pair, 163 fledged
2019- 49 or. 219 fledged
lynnh
Posts: 390
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:07 am
Location: Iowa, New Sharon

BioJoe we visited the Roost as well in Waukee that Tim located and would also be interested in Looking for any roosts you might find in southeastern Iowa ?
2007 2 pair 8 fledged
2008 4 pair 18 fledged
2009 21 pair 87 fledged
2010 44 pair 174 fledged
2011 68 pair 244 fledged
2012 82 pair 364 fledged
2013 82 pair 359 fledged
2014 86 pair 415 fledged
2015 101 pair 427 fledged
Don Troha
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Location: Texas/Houston

lynnh, there's a roost ring in the vicinity of Fremont. I think this is one that Tim tried to track down a couple of years ago. It was still there this morning but it's getting late in the season & I would not expect it to be there much longer. Also the roost is far from the radar station making it difficult to pin down the location because it looks like its moving around from day to day. The attached image is from 8/25/18.
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2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
lynnh
Posts: 390
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:07 am
Location: Iowa, New Sharon

Thanks Don, appreciate you checking , we did check that area out a few times in the past,( lots of large cornfields)with no luck. Definitely want to check it out earlier next year probably need your help if possible.
2007 2 pair 8 fledged
2008 4 pair 18 fledged
2009 21 pair 87 fledged
2010 44 pair 174 fledged
2011 68 pair 244 fledged
2012 82 pair 364 fledged
2013 82 pair 359 fledged
2014 86 pair 415 fledged
2015 101 pair 427 fledged
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