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.
> 
> It's funny, just last night at the University Book store I bought your
> book on the birds of Yakima County. Honest!
> 
> Kevin Li
> Seattle, WA
> e-mail: kevin.li at metrokc.gov
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