My Best Nest: A Purple Martin Story
When do purple martins arrive?
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Look at the map above, and answer the following questions.

  • When do martins first arrive in Kansas?
  • When do martins first arrive in West Virgnia?
  • When do martins first arrive in Michigan?
  • Which 2 US states on the map are shown as not having martins? (Watch out for Idaho!)
  • Which 2 US states are not shown on the map?
  • Which Canadian province lies at the far NorthWestern limit of the Eastern martin range?
  • Does Newfoundland have martins?
  • Does the map show that martins nest in Mexico?