Purple Martin Sound Recordings Bellingham WA

Local resource for purple martin sound recordings in Bellingham, WA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to purple martin sound recordings, purple martin song recordings, and purple martin bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting purple martins, purple martin feeders, and purple martin description.

HobbyTown USA
(360) 752-2240
410 W Bakerview Rd # 103
Bellingham, WA
 
Gold Hill Station
(360) 671-8802
111 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA
 
Pacific Western Rail Systems
(604) 542-0790
7040 Portal Way Suite 125
Ferndale, WA
 
Performance R/C Products
(360) 755-9464
320 East Fairhaven Ave # 100
Burlington, WA
 
Aladdin australian Labradoodles
(360) 332-4844
4225 Boblett Road
Blaine, WA
 
Eagles Hobbies
(360) 671-1913
221 West Holly
Bellingham, WA
 
Mike's RC World
(360) 733-3662
3360 Airport Drive
Bellingham, WA
 
M & M Depot
(360) 384-2552
2032 Main Street Post Office Box 1828
Ferndale, WA
 
Performance RC Products
(360) 755-9464
320 East Fairhaven Avenue
Burlington, WA
 
PETCO
(360) 715-3785
189 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Purple Martin

Progne subis L 8" (20 cm)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a purple martin.

The purple martin is the largest of the eight swallow species that breed in North America. It weighs 55 grams (1.75 ounces), is about 7 to 8 inches long, and has a 14-inch wingspan. The male is a dark glossy purple-blue; females and juveniles are gray below.

Martins are the earliest tropical-wintering migrant to return to the North American continent, reaching Florida in early January. Their northward advance coincides with the emergence of the flying insects they need to survive. They are found only in the New World, breed only in Canada, the United States, and parts of Mexico, and winter in South America (mainly Brazil).

Although martins originally nested in natural cavities and old woodpecker cavities throughout their breeding range, today, east of the Rockies, they nest only in human-supplied housing. They are locally common where suitable housing is available.

The male song is is a low-pitched liquid gurgling, the female's a mix of chortle calls and downslurred whistles. Martins have a variety of calls, with the most common being a descending cherr .

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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