My Purple Martin Colony



 
 

Martin Breeding Biology:


Purple Martins lay one egg a day until they've laid anywhere from one to eight eggs, typically four to six eggs.
They never skip a day. Incubation begins the day before the last egg is laid and requires 16 days
(from the laying of the last egg until the hatching of the last egg).
 
Once hatching begins, it may take 48 hours for all the eggs in a clutch to hatch.
Due to this staggered hatch, nest mates may vary in age by as much as two days, causing fledgling
of most nests to be spread over two or three calendar days.

Nestling martins don't fledge until 26-30 days post hatch.


 

Purple Martin Population Increased From This Colony:

2017 >>>>>>>>   82    

2016  >>>>>>>>  62   

2015  >>>>>>>>  82

2014  >>>>>>>>  94

2013  >>>>>>>>  79

2012  >>>>>>>>  90

2011  >>>>>>>>  95

2010  >>>>>>>>  89

2009  >>>>>>>>  78

2008  >>>>>>>>  76

2007  >>>>>>>>  52


First Martin of 2012 Season was spotted February 2, 2012.
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First Martin for 2013 was spotted February 5, 2013.  
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First Martin for 2014 spotted February 14, 2014.

February 6, 2015  -  Raised 18 Gourd Houses Today.

First Martin for 2015 was spotted _February 10, 2015.

January 30, 2016  -  Raised 18 Gourd Houses Today.

First Martin for 2016 spotted  -  March 5, 2016.

February 6, 2017  -  Raised 18 Gourd Houses Today.

First Martin for 2017 spotted  -  March 1, 2017
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