Purple Martin Parties
2017 Dates: July 7-8, July 14-15, July 21-22, July 28-29
Friday and Saturday nights, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, FREE
Travis Audubon scouts have identified the 2017 roost site. This year, hundreds of thousands of birds will be at Texas Land & Cattle at the junction of I-35/290 around sunset. Please park on Clayton Lane and not the restaurant’s parking lot.
Watch an acrobatic hurricane of birds as hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins “swirl” in the skies in and around the roosting site each evening. It’s better than the bats! Binoculars are optional. Lawn chairs, picnic blankets, cameras, and hats are highly recommended!
Please support Texas Land & Cattle. They are offering a free appetizer to each party who has dinner and mentions that they are there for the Purple Martins. Habesha, the Ethiopian Restaurant immediately north of Texas Land & Cattle, is also supportive of these magnificent birds. They are offering 1-2 free desserts to each party who dines at their restaurant and specifically mentions that they are there for the Purple Martins. This is a free event. Please consider making a donation to support our programming!
Photo Credit: Jeff Whitlock. For additional information see: Purple Martins at Highland Mall (TPWD), Purple Martin Land Lords (TPWD), Purple Martin Conservation Association’s website & Purple Martin web page
T-shirts and buttons now available for purchase at the Purple Martin Parties!