Purple Martins - an exception to the rule?

Li, Kevin Kevin.Li at METROKC.GOV
Thu Jun 22 17:58:22 PDT 2000




> Hi Andy,

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> Thanks for such kind words!

> I often encounter people who have been residents of western Washington all

> their lives, yet they have never been aware of seeing a purple martin, or

> were unaware that martins were even supposed to be here. The fact that

> martins are such attractive birds makes it very easy to be enthused about

> providing them with nesting sites. And so many people are involved with

> martins here that it's increasingly easy to join the crowd. Dave Fouts of

> Portland and the late Jack Davis are the two local pioneers who really

> deserve the most credit for salvaging Washington martins; they helped

> immensely with their advice and encouragement and example. Rich Siegrist

> and Stan Kostka are two more major players in Washington martin

> restoration.

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> It's funny, just last night at the University Book store I bought your

> book on the birds of Yakima County. Honest!

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> Kevin Li

> Seattle, WA

> e-mail: kevin.li at metrokc.gov

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