Ontario Purple Martin Scout Arrival
Just landed! The first Purple Martin of the season was reported in West Palm Beach, FL on December 17th! As with all first arrivals, this report was verified by the PMCA—let the martin season begin!
Stay up to date on Purple Martin arrivals with the PMCA’s citizen-science project, the Scout-Arrival Study:
If you are interested in finding out when Purple Martins arrive in your Ontario area, you can track the Ontario Purple Martin Scout arrival dates for 2023, found on the Purple Martin Scout Arrival Study page by entering the province name. Purple Martins begin to arrive early in the southern United States before they move north to Ontario as early as December. This movement is an exciting time as Landlords prepare their colonies for the birds to arrive.