Roost in 1st Stage

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Patrick W. Dusek
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Location: Sugar Land, Texas

ALL, :grin:

The Missouri City (Sub. of Houston) Roost has started again!!!!!!!!!!Staging on the transmission lines near the lake, let the fun begin. :grin: :grin: Talk soon, Patrick in Sugar Land
Spring time yet???
Don Troha
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Location: Texas/Houston

Thanks Patrick! What time of day were the Martins staging? We'll be out there soon to check it out. 8)
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
BumBee
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Location: Sugar Land, Texas

Patrick,
It’s been a year already? The last time I saw you were at that parking lot where the roost is.

I hope to see you there one of these evenings.
Louise Chambers
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Patrick, Glad to see your report here - monitoring roosts is a good way to safeguard martins as they finish up the nesting season. We hope folks will report roosts here http://www.purplemartin.org/roost/

HOW TO REPORT A ROOST

To report a roost, first determine if the roost has been located already using this website. Many roosts in North America were located by radar and do not have precise coordinates. If you locate a roost approximately 20 miles or less from "radar located" roost, consider the possibility of them being the same roost. If you are near a national or state/province border, check the neighboring region page as well. If you questions or comments, please let us know by using the contact webmaster form.

If you are sure that you have found a roost that has not been located/reported yet, please submit a new roost report here.

Also, we are looking for a roost location near Uvalde, west of San Antonio, for a BBC film crew - anything within a few hours of that area might work.
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Louise Chambers wrote:Patrick, Glad to see your report here - monitoring roosts is a good way to safeguard martins as they finish up the nesting season. We hope folks will report roosts here http://www.purplemartin.org/roost/

HOW TO REPORT A ROOST

To report a roost, first determine if the roost has been located already using this website. Many roosts in North America were located by radar and do not have precise coordinates. If you locate a roost approximately 20 miles or less from "radar located" roost, consider the possibility of them being the same roost. If you are near a national or state/province border, check the neighboring region page as well. If you questions or comments, please let us know by using the contact webmaster form.

If you are sure that you have found a roost that has not been located/reported yet, please submit a new roost report here.

Also, we are looking for a roost location near Uvalde, west of San Antonio, for a BBC film crew - anything within a few hours of that area might work.
I am hoping to confirm the local martin roost this season. Got some good leads on it this year.
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Patrick W. Dusek
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Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:35 pm
Location: Sugar Land, Texas

Don, it was around 8ish, see you there someday.

BumBee, Yes a year has come and gone just like that, see you at the roost soon.

Louise, any time, is there a roost close to you in CC, so I can tell my family about it.

Thanks, Talk soon, Patrick in Sugar Land
Spring time yet???
Louise Chambers
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX

We don't often get to enjoy a roost here - some years we get one, but more often they just head on south - maybe to Valley roosts. We'll post a notice if we do get a roost, though.
Don Troha
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Location: Texas/Houston

Drove by the staging area about 4pm today (6/17/13) and saw some Martins on the wires already and a few skimming the pond. :grin:
Update 6/19/13: Stafford roost was visible today on morning weather radar. Willowbrook roost has appeared on radar for the past several days.
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
BumBee
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Location: Sugar Land, Texas

I was there till 9:30 pm Friday 21JUN2013. I saw them on the power line wires
but they did not go to the oak trees lining the driveway in front of the Room Store.
I saw birds on one tree at the entrance of this driveway. They were small to
be Purple Martins. They look like they were Tree Swallows.

There is a new store Main Event and that parking lot was full.
BumBee
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Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:47 am
Location: Sugar Land, Texas

07JUL2013
The 2013 Purple Martin roost is in full swing. I was there for a couple of hours and watched
Them from the pond to the oak trees that line the driveway to the Rack Room Shoe store.

This is exactly the same location for the past two years. The parking lot on the east side of these
Trees are full with vehicles for there is a new entertainment place “Main Event”. The two times
I’ve been there, the parking lot is always full.
Don Troha
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Location: Texas/Houston

Thanks BumBee. The Martins are favoring the Stein Mart side of that double row of trees anyway and the parking lot on that side is mostly empty at that time of day.

Photo of the skies over the Fountains parking lot Friday night courtesy of Houston Audubon:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 3102806608
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
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