Orlando, Florida, United States
Certified through 2022
Purple Martin Nesting Birdhouse
Purple Martin Birdhouse Project Management
About the Program
CEMEX’s Alico Quarry is located in Ft. Myers, Florida. The site contains a quarry and produces limestone, aggregate, and fill. The habitat on the property includes almost 50 acres of upland pine forest, wetlands, and open grassy areas bordered by roads to the north and south. The team participates in an educational training project and an avian project that is located on the southwestern portion of the property near the entrance to the facility.
Practices and Impacts
- Before the breeding season started, the team installed a 12-room purple martin house within an open area at the quarry to help support the population.
- The team monitors the purple martin house throughout the breeding season. Data collected from monitoring events is used to develop management plans for the following breeding season.
- Training sessions ensure team members are properly educated about the purple martin project and can successfully participate in monitoring activities.
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