Purple Martins focus of banding project at Sherwood Island State Park

Jul 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Birding, Wildlife

Where will the young Purple Martins nest next spring?

Trying to answer that question was the driving force behind a banding project held Thursday at the new Purple Martin gourd colony at Sherwood Island State Park. Staff and volunteers from Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Friends of Sherwood Island partnered to band, weigh, measure and determine the age of first-year Purple Martins.

For more on this story, visit: Purple Martins focus of banding project at Sherwood Island State Park – Thehour.com: Westport.

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