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.

Group articles

We are past the mid-point of the Central Oregon Kestrel season. We have 11 boxes yet to band and the last two will be on July 20. We have had 52 active boxes, which is about average for us.

We at Prescott Audubon Society and Prescott Creeks Partnership in Prescott AZ have four active kestrel nest boxes in our first season of our project.

[Archive post from the old site - Original author: Matt Giovanni]

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?

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