Chad Koel shares the story of the purple martin and it's incredible journey each year.

The species takes up summertime residence across the Northland after a 5,000-mile flight from South America. There's no shortage of people, including Chad's father Marvin, who welcome the Purple Martin and give them refuge at places like Minnesota's Big Toad Lake.

The video above shares the sights, sounds and lifestyle of the purple martin.

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