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Hello MO-Birders:
Everyone is invited to a joint meeting of the St. Louis Audubon Society
and the Eastern Missouri Group of the Sierra Club this Thursday, March 22
at 7:30 PM at Litzinger School.  Our speaker is Louise Chambers, a senior
staff member of the Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA), which
is based in Erie, Pennsylvania.   In her talk, Louise will discuss Purple
Martin biology, including the history of martins undergoing a behavioral
shift from nesting in natural cavities to man-made housing. The PMCA,
founded in 1987, is the only organization devoted exclusively to the
conservation of the Purple Martin through scientific research, wildlife
management techniques and public education. While there are many
significant Purple Martin 
populations throughout Missouri, especially in the south, St. Louis city
birds have been restricted to the Botanical Garden and a nearby parking
lot. Finally, this past year eight pairs were attracted to new housing in
Forest Park. Collectively, the city population of purple martins is fewer
than 30 pair.

Litzinger School is on the east side of Lindbergh at Litzinger, 1 mile
south of Hwy 40. Questions, call Mitch Leachman at 314-739-5112 or Sierra
Club office:  314-644-0890.

For St. Louis Audubon Society,
Sue Gustafson
Webster Groves, MO

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