More On (purple) Martins

Last weeks column on purple martins generated some interesting questions. Here’s a sample with the response from Perry Vogel of the Purple Martin Association of the Dakota’s I live in Park River,ND.  Several years ago we put up a purple martin bird house in hopes of families of Martins would move in and return each…
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Keeping Those Feeders Clean

An unusually high number of songbirds found dead near backyard bird feeders across the country this spring is a strong message for homeowners to make sure bird feeders and bird baths are kept clean. Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said initial reports of dead songbirds – most…
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