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Join purple martin expert Celeste Morien at the refuge on June 29th for our Iroquois Observations event: “All About Purple Martins”.

See the ‘condominiums’ our biggest swallows live in. They have declined across the US but with efforts of conservationists, they are rebounding. These graceful birds now nest almost exclusively in birdhouses put up exclusively for them.

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“Martin housing has a long history: some Native American tribes reportedly hung up hollow gourds around their villages to attract these birds.” (Audubon)

These birds will migrate to South America for the winter, so see and learn about them now!

Pre-registration required; limited to 10 participants

Call (585) 948-7036 to register.

Rain date is Thursday, June 30th