American Kestrel Partnership : General Discussion

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No kestrels spotted. some snow this morning, then some rain.

No eggs.

Is there a dedicated 2018 posting group for this year?

It is VERY helpful to see the temperature and the windspeed on the Kestrel Cams even if I don't see any kestrels inside or outside at the moment.  It's about that cold here in Minnesota, by the way.

Happy Kestrel-ing to come!  J.

Hi All, The female Kestrel was spotted on March 26/2018 8:00am

Link to for more info.

Hi All, Our Male Kestrel has been spotted near our 2 nest boxes @ 7:07pm March 23/2018.

I have a question about the possibility of American Kestrels marking their chosen nest boxes with white wash to claim possession.

It's almost that time of year again! To tune in to the Kestrel Webcams. I have a new job that won't let me watch as much as I want to, but I'll be here as much as possible!


Hello everyone! When we first moved to our new house in July 2017 in Arraijan, Panama, the first bird we saw was a kestrel on our street.

The past couple of days have seen a marked increase in kestrel activity in and around the nest box.

We've had some reports of Kestrel activity on and around a previously unused nest box that we set over a year ago. There seem to be a pair perching and hunting on and around this box.

Here is an article that the magazine, Kentucky AField did on the American Kestrels and inside is an interview with Sarah Schulwitz, the director of the AKP.