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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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.

In January I noticed some Kestrel activity around my nest box so I decided to take it down and change out the wood shavings.  While taking it down an egg dropped out and broke.  Not knowing what to do we changed out the nest material and put

Hi there!  Recognize the cool American Kestrel Partnership shirt from last year?

On May 26/2017 approximatly 11:30am our first egg hatched. Link to our stream  http://www.nu-sun.com/html/2017_report.html

Hi experts,

I am helping a group that bands kestrels (adults when they can be caught and young before they fledge) in nest boxes.  I've heard that adults removed for banding when there are only 1-2 eggs may abandon the box, but when there are 4 or more eggs they a