Purple Martins are already in central Iowa.

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Dave Duit
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Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Iowa / Nevada
Martin Colony History: In 2019, 54 pair with 218 fledged youngsters. 83 total compartments available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified trio metal house units, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

Hey everyone,
Just a heads up to be ready for the early arrivers. There have already been reports of martins in Iowa and as far north as Des Moines.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
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