Some members of the Iowa City Bird Club want to create a team to install and monitor a small (pilot) set of about six American Kestrel nest boxes. During a discussion about this, some asked the following questions. I would be grateful for input regarding any of the questions.
- What approximate percentage of the American Kestrel population breeds and/or winters in the tallgrass prairie region?
- Is there evidence of pesticide harm to American Kestrels?
- What is the best time of year to hang an American Kestrel nestbox?
- Do kestrel boxes need to be far from bald eagle areas?