Purple Martin Cam – 2018:
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to install our purple martin cameras for the 2020 nesting season. We would normally install them early April, so we don’t overly disturb the nests while they are active.
We manage several nesting programs at the refuge where we are able to monitor the nesting cycle of various birds, including purple martins, eastern bluebirds, and some years even eagles!
We collect imagery during the various nesting seasons, which typically occurs late spring through early summer.
See below for some videos we’ve put together from various nests over the years.
Purple Martins from our nest cams at Iroquois NWR:
Eastern Bluebirds from footage provided by the North Carolina Bluebird Society: