About Us

The North Carolina Purple Martin Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of the purple martin species through hands-on conservation projects, public education, and scientific research.  We are headquartered in Wake County, North Carolina and welcome members from across the state. Our goal is to work with and educate other purple martin landlords and continue to develop our mentoring program. We aim to recruit new purple martin enthusiasts to care for martins for generations to come, and also to work with other birding groups in the area. In addition, we will also be working with the youth community to stimulate their interest and mentor them in proper care for the purple martin. NCPMS currently manages two public colonies in Wake county, and our members also manage several colonies on private lands across the state. Donations are used to help pay for educational events and maintenance of the public sites so that everyone may enjoy the martins. Meetings are held once or twice a year. We are affiliated with the Purple Martin Conservation Association.

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!