American Kestrel Partnership : General Discussion

This is the main community site for the American Kestrel Partnership. This site is intended to foster discussion amongst partners. Feel free to discuss anything about kestrels, nestboxes, or the Partnership here. 

The community site is monitored intermittently by AKP staff members. If you have a question for an AKP staff member, please send an email directly to kestrelpartnership@peregrinefund.org

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Hello everyone,

I am using the American Kestrel Nest Box Plan as designed by Art Gingert.

I recently saw a Cornell Lab video of a Kestrel box where the substrate at the bottom of the box was some sort of pebble mix instead of say wood shavings. Is this a better/worse substrate for the eggs or does it work against European Starlings better?

During our experimental boxes we also have discoverd that an oval hole is very feasible for the nestlings when they are near fledge.

On August 29th, 2018 Santa Clara County Park's (CA) Natural Resource Coordinator Kyle and I installed a pulley system on a Barn Owl nest box mounted on a 2" diameter metal pipe.

Hi - I really enjoyed reading the recent paper about the Kestrel Cam!   I hope that in spite of there being no little family this year there will be another Kestrel Cam season in 2019.  Can you still use our observations?

I have been designing, building and placing nest boxes for American Kestrels for over 30 years, both in Wisconsin and in Colorado.

The nestbox dimenstions that most people use too small...in my opinion. 

Hi , I am trying to organize a group(s) to collect data here in Indiana. I was wondering if the data requirements were restricted to just nest boxes.

Hi! Is anyone on her from Northern Maryland? I have been looking for some good places to see some kestrels and hopefully even some young ones! Thnaks

Jacob

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