Your donation will help conserve and enhance Purple Martin populations in the Dakotas for you and your friends, for your children and their children. Purple Martins need your help to make a difference today.
We are thankful for our volunteers who help make the North Red River Valley Purple Martin Project possible. Many local passersby stop to visit while we do nest checks.
We received the following note from one of our partners after we told them that their colony fledged 13 young.
"What an outstanding job. I’m so glad we got connected with you. Not much happened with those [Purple Martin] houses until you showed up. Now look! It’s an amazing – and gratifying – experience. Thanks so much for all your effort and time!"
The location of the site is near 13th Avenue South and Belmont Road, Grand Forks, ND on the dry side of the Greenway. A Lonestar system is located at this site.
The Greenway provides over 2,200 acres of natural space, a wide variety of recreational, educational, and environmental benefits to Greater Grand Forks residents and visitors, and improves and restores ecological stability of the Red River corridor.
Over the course of the spring and summer, at least seven Purple Martins were attracted to the site, and three breeding pairs fledged twelve young. In late spring, the site was used as a shelter by a number of migrating Purple Martins.
The Greenway of Greater Grand Forks Purple Martin Site is proven to be a great location for Purple Martins.
Due to the storm on July 24, 2020, the Purple Martin house was blown over, causing damage that could not be repaired. As a result of the supply chain issues, a replacement house was not received until after the nesting season of 2021.
The location of the site is near 2377 Belmont Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201 at the Grand Forks County Historical Society. A T-14 Purple Martin House system is located at this site.
The Grand Forks County Historical Society includes three acres of land in Grand Forks, North Dakota and the grounds are a beautiful landmark for the community.
Erected near the Red River of the North, the Grand Forks County Historical Society's growing collection includes the oldest building in Grand Forks the original log Post Office. The T-14 Purple Martin House system is appropriately located near the Lustron House, which is a steel home prefabricated in the post-World War II era.
The Eagle Scout Purple Martin Site was completed during the summer of 2015 and Purple Martins were attracted to the site during the spring of 2016.
The house and pole were blown over and destroyed during Blizzard Aaliyah on December 23, 2020, which produced winds gusting up to 60 mph.