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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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I have conducted a general Spring driving survey of the local Kestrel population this March and have identified 34 individuals, 17 males and 17 females with 8 noted as pairs perched together.

Hello Everyone! 

Hello, this is a general query to the nestbox discussion group.

I have established a nest box - the opening currently is facing south east in a wind valley that runs north - south  Is there a better orientation?

Recently there has been a Cooper's hawk hunting around our yard. We have seen him twice now. I have read of Cooper's hawks taking American Kestrels. Should I be worried of putting up a nest box this season? Thanks for your comments.





I didn't get my box cleaned out from last year and I'm already seeing a male and female in my box.  Is it too late to clean it out?



Where do I find the ageing chart on the website? When entering data on my observations I can't get the ageing chart to come up.