Sunday, December 7, 2014

2015 ADOPT A GOURD PROGRAM - PURPLE MARTINS OF PLUM ISLAND

Purple Martin by Nate Dubrow
Adopt one or more Purple Martin gourds for the 2015 breeding season. These birds at Plum Island have been studied and monitored for years. Adoption fees are $40/gourd. Purple Martin gourd adoptions would make great gifts for members of your family or friends this holiday season.
With each adoption of a Purple Martin gourd for the 2015 breeding season, you will receive:
  • A photo of the gourds,
  • As the season progresses, updates via email on breeding biology at the colony ~ nest building, egg laying, hatching and fledgling activities, 
  • A final tally of the colony's reproductive success,
  • An invitation to renew your adoption the following year.
Your adoption allows you to:
  • Partake in a scheduled round of nest checks with a Purple Martin landlord,
  • Know that you are helping provide housing for this human-dependent songbird.
Please make your check out to Friends of Parker River and mail your adoption fee to Sue McGrath, 44 Moulton St., Newburyport, MA, 01950. 
The Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural resources of the Refuge and fostering public understanding and appreciation of the Refuge.

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