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Average First Sightings of Purple Martin Scouts

These are averages of purple martin scout reports in many U.S. cities. The scout reports are first sightings of martins for the year in each city.

StateCityDate
ALAtmore 4-Feb
ARMalvern23-Feb
BCStettler23-Apr
FLClewiston21-Feb
FLPort Charlotte 2-Feb
GAKathleen15-Feb
IAElkhart 1-Apr
ILGriggsville23-Mar
ILLemont 8-Apr
INBristol 8-Apr
KSJunction City18-Mar
KYLouisville21-Mar
LALaFayette31-Jan
LAShreveport12-Feb
LASpringfield 3-Feb
MBStonewall23-Apr
MDHuntington27-Mar
MIHarrisville18-Apr
MILapeer12-Apr
MNAlexandria18-Apr
MNAmboy10-Apr
MOJoplin17-Mar
MSEdwards 7-Feb
NCSilver City20-Feb
NDBismark15-Apr
NEGrand Island30-Mar
NJFreehold16-Apr
NSGrand Bay27-Apr
NYElizabeth11-Apr
NYTonawanda27-Apr
OHHamilton24-Mar
OHPort Clinton 5-Apr
OKEdmond 1-Mar
ONPicton 7-Apr
QEMontreal17-Apr
SCCharleston18-Feb
SDWinner 6-Apr
TNFinger21-Feb
TNKnoxville 7-Mar
TXCuero26-Jan
TXDallas 7-Feb
TXMcAllen26-Jan
VAHampton19-Mar
WIOmro 5-Apr

This chart was adapted with permission from the The Nature Society News. The Society has been recording purple martin scout sightings for many years and maintains averages which it frequently publishes in the News.


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