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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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.

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?

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

Last year we found 10 American Kestrel eggs in one of our nest boxes in Northern Colorado. We presumed that this was a "dump nest" used by 2 females.

Hi all, As of June 29/2018 all 5 nestlings have fledged. (3 males & 2 females.)

Thanks for watching our HD LIVE STREAM. Nu-Sun Cinema

Hello! Welcome to the 2018 KestrelCam season!

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