About Us

The North Carolina Purple Martin Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer conservation organization run solely on public donations and annual contributions. The mission of the North Carolina Purple Martin Society shall be dedicated to the preservation of the purple martin species through hands-on conservation projects, public education, and scientific research, to encourage responsible colony management, to establish new public colony sites and maintain existing public colony sites, to recruit new purple martin enthusiasts, and to work with other like-minded conservation groups, for the benefit of this human-dependent species and the earth's biological diversity. The purpose and objectives of this Society shall be to engage in any such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic, and charitable pursuits as may be part of the stated purposes of the Purple Martin Conservation Association, of which this Society shall function as an affiliate, as well as the making of distributions to other organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We welcome members from across the state. NCPMS currently manages two public colonies in Wake county with plans to expand, and our members also manage several colonies on private lands across the state. Donations are used to help pay for educational and outreach events, new public sites, and maintenance of the established public sites so that everyone may enjoy the martins. We also have planned scientific research goals. Meetings are held once or twice a year. Join us and support purple martins in NC today!

Read all about purple martins and maintaining a colony site by clicking on the Resources link on the left.

If you need help setting up or managing a martin colony, feel free to send us an email, after reading through the Resources link on the left.

If you are considering putting up a martin colony at a public site, such as a school, park, garden, or museum, read through this page first. 

Please stop by and see us at our next meeting or martin event!