PMCA Purple Martin NestCam 2020


Watch as a pair of Purple Martins, Manha and Paya, try to successfully raise nestlings at the Purple Martin Conservation Association HQ in Erie, PA, USA. *UPDATES BELOW*

External camera view now hosted on our old YouTube page:

*May 30: First egg laid
*May 31: Second egg
*June 1: Three eggs
*June 2: Fourth egg is laid
*June 3: Fifth egg is laid
*June 4: Six eggs! Another full nest this year
*June 5: incubation is fully underway!

Facts about Purple Martins:
–Purple Martins only nest in human provided housing east of the Rocky Mountains, due to habitat loss and pressure from invasive species.
–The male is all dark feathered, while the female has gray on her throat and belly.
–The nest is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
–The nest is in an artificial gourd hanging from an aluminum gourd rack ( )
–If the parents are climbing on top of the young it’s to keep them warm

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This stream made possible thanks to a grant from the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation.


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