Purple Martin Parties in Austin!

Our northern neighbor Travis Audubon is hosting 3 weekends of Purple Martin   Parties.!

What:    Purple Martin Parties

Where: Near the Applebee’s at La Frontera Village (2700 Parker Dr Ste A, Round Rock, TX 78681)

When:   July 20-21, July 27-28, August 3-4

Time:    7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Cost:      Free

Travis Audubon will be hosting, once again, its Purple Martin parties where hundreds of people congregate to watch 400,000+ Purple Martins“swirl” into their roosting site at La Frontera Village in Round Rock. Birders and non-birders alike will be entertained by the show, so bring your family, friends, and neighbors and join us for an evening of fun.

Purple Martins begin roosting together by the thousands in early summer, as soon as their chicks leave the nest, in preparation for their migration to South America, where they live during our winter.

After dining on insects during the day and prior to settling down for the night, these highly social birds put on a spectacular aerial acrobatics show before landing in roost trees.  Onlookers from previous performances described it as, “a hurricane of birds,”“way cool,”and “better than the bats!”

Binoculars are optional, but lawn chairs, cameras, and hats are highly recommended!

 

Contact:  Caley Zuzula: caley@travisaudubon.org, 512-300-2473

For additional information, please see below:

Purple Martin Parties 2018: https://travisaudubon.org/purple-martin-parties

Purple Martins at Highland Mall (Texas Parks and Wildlife) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG9ktu6p4t4