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Nestwatch Blog: "Purple Martin"

How Do Nest Parasites Affect Purple Martins?

Recent research reveals that a strategy thought to reduce ectoparasites may not have the presumed benefits some nest box landlords expect. According to the new study, replacing nest materials infested with parasites is not a recommended practice due to its lack of benefits and potential for stressing nestlings.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology