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Purple Martin Progne subis

Rare and declining for several decades due to nest-site competition from European Starling. Recent installation of nest boxes and gourds over water has led to resurgence. Now locally common along Puget Sound shoreline, including "confirmed" BBA records at Seabeck and Liberty Bay (Kitsap County), Shilshole Bay and several sites on Vashon Island (King County), and English Boom on Camano Island (Island County). Has continued to spread to new nesting locations throughout coastal areas beyond close of atlas period. Nests mostly over salt water, but recent evidence suggests revival of historic breeding colony on Lake Sammamish (King County).

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