"To band a bird is to hold a ticket in a great lottery...." -Aldo Leopold

Indiana Purple Martin Spotted in Pennsylvania in 2004
Ohio Martin Breeds in Southwestern PA
Indiana Fledgling Spotted at Moraine Park Colony Site
Mid-Summer SY Visitors to Active Site breed there the following year.
The Results of a Search for 56 Banded Nestlings
2 SY's Spotted at 1 Pair Colony site Seen 27 Miles Southeast 5 Days Later

Please be aware that the banding of wild, native songbirds requires both federal and state permits. For more information on bird banding, visit the Federal Bird Banding Laboratory web site at