American Kestrel Partnership : General Discussion

This is the main community for the American Kestrel Partnership. Feel free to discuss anything about kestrels, nestboxes or the Partnership here.

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Hello! Welcome to the 2017 KestrelCam season!

Came home today to find an empty box!  My female 27- and male 28-day old kestrel chicks have done their thing and flown the coop. Nothing left in the box but the limp south-bound end of a once north-bound lizard.

We at Prescott Audubon Society and Prescott Creeks Partnership in Prescott AZ have four active kestrel nest boxes in our first season of our project.

[Archive post from the old site - Original author: Matt Giovanni]

Hi There, 

Help! My nest box is getting many ants! Is this normal or dangerous for the chicks (8 & 9 days old now). My video from overnight indicates they appeared sometime in the later afternoon yesterday and were in the box and very active since then.

Several years ago I put a nest box in my yard, and never had any occupants until the last few days.