Purple Martin Parties

2020 Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting our annual Purple Martin Parties this year. However, the birds aren’t the least bit concerned with the coronavirus and are continuing to roost in the Austin area.

The Purple Martins are roosting at La Frontera Village in Round Rock again. They are spread out between numerous trees in the Hobby Lobby area, especially the roundabout. See the graphic below for the trees that they have been using to roost:

They start appearing at the roosting site around 7:30 PM, and are in the greatest numbers/most active between 8:30 and 9 PM. We will keep this page updated with the latest location should the birds decide to roost elsewhere.

If you choose to visit the roost on your own, we highly encourage you to follow local guidelines regarding social distancing measures.

We encourage you to check out the information on Purple Martins below and to join us for virtual Purple Martin programming this month. If you have any questions, please contact caley@travisaudubon.org.

Purple Martins w/ Shelia Hargis

Parking Lot Birding & Purple Martin Roost w/ Jennifer Bristol

Read and download our purple martin brochure here!

Check out and download our purple martin display here!


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