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The Dakotas Birders made this video during their visit to our 2nd Annual Outdoor Purple Martin Fest on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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"Homes for Purple Martins" with Perry Vogel, Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas, at 11 a.m.  Saturday.  Vogel will focus on what you can do to help these birds -- and, at the same time, add a little drama to your backyard.  He'll tell attendees about the "Building Codes" required for successful purple martin house construction, house inspections and much more.  Vogel, dubbed "the Purple Martin man" by the Grand Forks Herald, knows martins.  His martin houses in Grand Forks have fledged more than 600 birds in the past decade.

21st Annual Thief River Falls Times Home, Sport and Craft Show - Homes for Purple Martins, Ralph Engelstad Arena, 525 Brooks Ave, Thief River Falls, Minnesota on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Perry Vogel, dubbed as the 'Purple Martin Man of Grand Forks' by the Grand Forks Herald, is back with an all new presentation 'Yards for Purple Martins'.  Do you have an appreciation for butterfly and hummingbird gardens?  Learn how Purple Martins enhance your landscape by stimulating the senses of hearing, sight, and touch.  Introduce the original natural insectivore into your garden, and you will know why Native Americans attracted Purple Martins.  Realize how Purple Martins and butterflies can coexist.  Understand how the Purple Martin legend and hummingbirds are connected in reality.  Guests were welcome.

The Grand Forks Horticultural Meeting was in the Grand Forks Park District office at 1210 7th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

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Perry Vogel presents "A Purple Martin's Farewell Expedition (a long-distance adventure)" at HRA of Greenbush (Elderbush). Take a virtual expedition along the route Purple Martins are using during their seasonal migration. Dispel the myth that all birds abandon their eggs or young if you touch them. Find out why snooping attracts more Purple Martins. Let's think about attracting Purple Martins and look at structures from the perspective of placement, nest box maintenance and monitoring. In the Elderbush Family Room at 610 Central Ave W, Greenbush, MN on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm.

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Perry Vogel presents "Urban Myths About Attracting Purple Martins" at Thief River Falls Northwest Regional Library.

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Perry Vogel presents "Urban Myths About Attracting Purple Martins" at East Grand Forks Campbell Library.

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Monte Koshel interviews Perry Vogel about the history of Purple Martins and the efforts being taken to save them.