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Purple martin banding project aimed at learning more about these entertaining birds

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WILLMAR -- Every year, Dick Doll hosts visitors from Brazil.

They take over the apartments he provides them, raise their young and leave.

Now, he's going to find out a little bit about them.

For three years now, Michael North, a senior natural resource specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been banding the purple martins that set up housekeeping in Doll's back yard.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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