The 2017 Purple Martin Survey is completed just in time to watch the 2018 season begin. I know I say this every year but the survey would not be a reality if it weren’t for you. The data you provide from your own little corner of the world is pieced together with other landlords’ observations and experiences and it enables us to put together a more complete picture of how the birds are surviving/ thriving as a result of our conservation efforts. In addition to helping you care take your birds day to day; your records are also invaluable to the research we do every year for the club. I appreciate your colony information and your thoughts with regards to our Purple Martins.