The research is being conducted in partnership with York University scientist Bridget Stutchbury, her staff, the Purple Martin Conservation Association, and landlords such as founder Paul Mammenga. The result of this research is significant for science and ornithology as well as Purple Martins. The first year this technology was applied to Purple Martins in South Dakota was 2011 with 33 deployed.
We encourage landlords to watch for any banded Purple Martins at your colony sites. Let us know if you see any and need assistance in how to get the information from the leg bands. You may be surprised that you may find one or more with leg bands.
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