purple martins

Bird Island is Arkansas’s largest known Purple Martin roost. For a few weeks during the summer, these migratory birds take roost on the island, which is located in the middle of Lake Ouachita. You can learn all about these birds during Purple Martin Awareness Weekend August 1-2 at Lake Ouachita State Park near Hot Springs. During …
According to the Purple Martin Conservation Association, the Purple Martin is the largest member of the swallow family in the U.S. For a few weeks during the summer, you can see large numbers of these acrobatic birds on Bird Island. This small island in the middle of Lake Ouachita has been named an Important Bird …
Bird Island, home to Lake Ouachita’s  ‘tornado of birds’, is located in the middle of Lake Ouachita. The island is known as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society. The narrow spit of land hosts 30-50 thousand purple martins in late July and early August. The birds convene there after nesting. There, …