Purple Martin

Birds Likely to be Observed in Oregon

Location in Oregon
Blue is Winter range - Red is Summer range
Purple is Year-round range - Yellow is Migration range

Purple Martin range

Purple Martin

Progne subis - Locally common where proper multi-celled nesting boxes or gourds are provided. No other Northern American swallow is dark all over. Females, young, and first-year males are light bellied and could be confused with smaller swallows. Watch for purple iridescence on head and top of wings. Note the broad wings and more soaring flight of martins. Song and calls are a distinctive, low-pitched, liquid, rolling twitter.

Date of Arrival - Average 4-13 - Early 4-10 - Late 4-18

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