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 April 18/2017 at about 8:45am CST. our first egg was laid. Click link to view our HD live stream.

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Our female Kestrel has been sighted at our H.M.K.T. box. Link to

I'm monitoring two nest boxes in a state park, where I work, but I see from photos here that some boxes are located in suburban areas.

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Our Kestrels are back check out our info page Kestrel Korner enjoy.

Can sand be used as bedding material?

Hello I'm looking to see if anyone near Maryland is using Bal Chatris traps to catch kestrels in the winter.  I have my banding permit  and have been banding nestlings but need to work with someone to get approved for using traps as well. 

Is there a list of qualified banders in the Portland, OR area? Is there interest in banding offspring for research purposes? I had reached out to the local Audubon Society, but never heard back.