Some folks near the Lampe Campground on the bay are getting an up close nature show.
It’s all because of the annual Purple Martin migration. The birds stop in Erie as part of their annual pre-migratory roost, before they head to the Amazon Rainforest.
For several weeks, the birds typically roost in Millcreek, gathering a sizable flock before they set off for their next stop.
Watch Joe Siegrist, President and CEO of the Purple Martin Conservation Association, talk about the birds, why they stop in Erie, and where they are headed.
You can learn more about Purple Martin’s and the Purple Martin Conservation Association on their Facebook page.