In Virginia: Annual Purple Martin Field Day, Louisa County
The 17th Annual Event is scheduled for June 25, 2011. Mark your calendars for this fascinating event about those amazing Purple Martins!
If you find bluebird nestboxes fascinating, you’ll love seeing a monitored and strategically built Purple Martin colony in action! You’ll meet expert birders at this event, hear lectures, get materials, learn what creates a successful colony of Purple Martins and why they need to be cared for, monitored, and why the use of predator guards towards their breeding and fledging success of a colony, and how to get them to return and bring joy year after year. This is located in central Virginia. Take a look at this website for more info on this event, maps and directions, and more! http://www.purplemartinfieldday.org/
Look at these beautiful birds live and talk to great bird people dedicated to this marvelous cavity nesting bird, the Purple Martin.