Purple Martins in Baie-D’Urfé

The new Purple Martin (PUMA) house in Baie-D’urfé beside the St-Lawrence Rivr has been occupied. At least 12 birds are using this housing complex and another four in a nearby, and rather older less well preserved, facility at the boat club. This house was donated to the town of Baie-D’Urfé in the fall of 2015 by Bird protecion Quebec to replace the old house that was reaching the end of its useful life.

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  1. G McDougall | | Reply

    Great to see!

  2. Alison Hackney | | Reply

    good work, Richard! how delightful to see and hear those happy-sounding Purple Martins. may the flourish! by the way, I gave my martin house to someone who plans to install it in Ile-Perrot.

  3. Alain Goulet | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing Richard. This is great news!

  4. Sandra Minotti | | Reply

    Excellent news! Real purple martins setting up shop on the west island.

    Last time I was at Ile St Bernard, the purple Martin house had heads sticking out of the holes. I took pictures and was thrilled. On closer inspection, I realized that it was a bunch of plastic heads. We will be returning at one point to see if real purple martins took interest.

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