Purple Martins Sporting New Backpacks

In early July, Nature Canada went out in the field to study a beloved species, the Purple Martin! The Purple Martin is the largest species of swallow in North America and is an aerial insectivore; simply meaning they feed on flying insects. You will find Purple Martins nesting together as they are a colonial species and they are often spotted in open areas, usually near water. In Canada, the Purple Martin population is in serious trouble. Purple Martins, as well as other aerial insectivores, are declining more rapidly than any other group of birds in Canada. Purple Martins could experience any number of threats between their breeding grounds in North America and over-wintering habitat in South America, which is why … Continue reading Purple Martins Sporting New Backpacks