About Us

About Us

We believe in the power of Purple Martins to ignite discovery and inspire action. Remember our bird friends in Tomorrowland. Our single goal is to help you to understand the plight we are facing in Ontario to stop the declining population of Purple Martins. Our members will get to know you, and your colony site to set clear expectations, create a plan, and report your Purple Martin success.


Knowledge and Information

We can offer advice and key information to get you on the road to creating a successful Purple Martin site that will contribute to the general population in your local area. It’s not an easy job but with coaching your chances will greatly increase. The row of Troyer Fourteen Compartment Housing units shown in the photograph from a farm in Norwich, Ontario is an example of a properly managed site that others can model in a similar agricultural setting. 70 compartments are offered for the Purple Martins

More About The OPMA

From its very beginning, the Ontario Purple Martin Association has grown into a successful voice in providing up-to-date Ontario Purple Martin Information. Many call upon the membership to assist them with their Martin problems which may include House Sparrows or Starlings and other predators. Emergency feeding will assist you to preserve your colony during inclement situations when the Purple Martins cannot acquire sufficient food.

The photo to the side shows  Purple Martins enjoying a fair-weather day, basking in the sun and taking a rest from feeding near Colchester, Ontario. Most of the housing shown here is the well-accepted Trio M-12K style.


Our Board is more than happy to answer any questions you have about Purple MartinsMeetings, or our Membership

Contact any of our Executive for further information.



Paul Hamel     Chairperson  519-738-3476   

Al Hamill          Treasurer       519-738-6932-alhamill70@gmail.com 

Mary Wilson    Secretary       519-326-1710     



John Balga              Website

Fern Bellavance      Lending Library

Ron Delcourt            Bird Banding

Audrey Festeryga   

Marie Anne Knapp  

Lyle Papps                

Dennis Shady           Membership


Carolyn Recker        Goodwill Ambassador

Nancy Robson         Media