American Kestrel Partnership : General Discussion

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It would seem that Bolivian American Kestrels have switched up their diet as a part of adapting to the high-altitude urbanization.

One Christmas counter notices lots of feeder birds, but no American Kestrels:

Hi!  I used to have the California Hawking Club in "My Groups", and be able to access this group by clicking on it.  Now, not only has it disappeared from "My Groups", when I try to click on the link to access it, it gives me a message saying access is

After years of using a very heavy Hop Hornbeam nest pole which was always quite scary and Herculean to lift and lower (both for humans and chicks), we just made 4  new boxes and came up with a new design that seems quite ideal.

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A neighbor is training to become a falconer and recently caught a juvenile kestrel from a family of kestrels across the road from us to begin her training.

In today's Kestrel News, a female kestrel recieved a wing prosthetic to improve her balance and quality of life.