Songbirds Get Their Own Resort at Disney World

Purple martins, beautiful little songbirds get their own resort at Disney World.  They have traveled 3,000 miles from their winter home in the Brazilian Amazon.  They flew all that way to start their family at the most magical place on earth.

Purple Martins at Walt Disney WorldAccording to Dr. Anne Savage , Conservation Director, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, “Adult birds began arriving in January and have spent the last few weeks perusing all the accommodations at  our 19 luxury bird house ‘resorts’ located across Walt Disney World property, and more importantly, sizing up their fellow bird resort-stayers to find a mate! Nearly 100 happy bird couples have already made their selections and have built nests, and we’re excited to announce that a lucky bird couple nesting at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has welcomed the first eggs of the season!”

If you’d like more information about our little visitors, check out the Purple Martins Presented by Audubon Florida at this year’s Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.  It’s located in Future World East.

Also, if you’ll be visiting Disney parks and resorts anytime through July, you’ll have the opportunity to get a view of the purple martins in one of their ‘resort’ bird houses at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Take a look at Operation: Sky Cradle.



F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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