Welcome Home Purple Martins

The Burchick Purple Martin Colony.  Supporting Between 30 and 42 Breeding Pairs Per Annum for 14-Years!

Welcome Home From Your Central American Migration.


An adult scout checks out the boxes.


A scout performs a fly-by of the bird boxes as the setting sun reflects on his wings. In the course of the next week or so, approximately 60 to 80 individual birds that are “imprinted” to the Clarksville Colony will arrive home.

The birds usually arrive between March 28 and April 1 and leave between August 10 and August 15 of each year.