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Purple Martins, largests of swallows, arrive in Missouri; scout reports now logged online

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in Missouri, with reports of “scouts” logged almost daily online at  purplemartin.org.

Purple martins, the largest of the swallows in North America, are totally dependent on man-made housing and faithfully return to the same locations each year, so it’s understandable that human “landlords” anxiously await the return of “their” birds

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