As part of The Walt Disney Company's commitment to conserving native wildlife on all of its properties, two new purple martin bird houses have been installed at the main entrance of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, between the bus and tram drop-offs. Purple martins are remarkable migratory birds that fly more than 3,000 miles from the Brazilian Amazon to raise their families right here at the Walt Disney World Resort, and they depend on human-made housing for places to nest.
For more than a decade, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park has been helping purple martins by providing nesting houses backstage, and Cast Members have monitored and studied their behavior.
With the installation of the new bird house, Cast Members will be sharing their knowledge and conservation stories about purple martins with Guests at the park. Throughout the nesting season (which extends from January to July), the team will be keeping an eye on the new resorts to see if any birds decide to check in.
Because this new bird house has been installed during nesting season, we don't expect many birds to choose these nests as homes this year. However, Guests may have a better opportunity to see them at the more active purple martin houses at Epcot, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney's Port Orleans Resort.
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