NY State Purple Martin Project

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Welcome to the NY State Purple Martin Project

Download a NYS Purple Martin Project Brochure Here

Locate Purple Martin colony sites in NYS.

In Western NY:

On the Refuge and State properties, Friends of Iroquois volunteers have counted 566 Purple Martin eggs laid so far. Last year's hatched birds have arrived and will continue to show up through the week of June 24th. These birds will be searching for nest sites, so keep your eyes open for green-banded Purple Martins. Call Carl Zenger at 585-948-5445 extension 7057 or email the address below if you have a green-banded Purple Martin to report.

Celeste at nyspurplemartins@gmail.com.



The New York State Purple Martin Project is a collaborative effort of partners educating citizens in the conservation of Purple Martins, with the goal of increasing the declining Purple Martin populations throughout New York State.

UPDATE (Aug 30, 2017) at the Purple Martin nest checks from our FINWR sites at Iroquois Job Corp, Iroquois NWR Headquarters, Tonawanda SWMA Tops Pond, Mud Creek Marsh and Oak Orchard SWMA Goose Pond, we have these totals to report.

Nests- 156
Eggs- 727
Hatched - 585
Banded - 534
Fledged - 513

Anyone who is interested in assisting on or watching nest checks at any if our sites should give Celeste a call at 585-721-8202 or call Carl Zenger at 585-948-5445 extension 7057. We have registered a number of martin landlords around the state and are always looking for more landlords to register.




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