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American Kestrel nest box networks

We are launching an American Kestrel Nest Box Network

Please contact me for additional information on how to participate and support Kestrel conservation in California.

Kestrel nest box outreach

Kestrel nest box outreach1

American Kestrels prey upon mice, voles, insects, birds, and reptiles and contribute to pest management in agriculture.

Cherry orchards in Michigan with nesting Kestrels had lower fruit-eating bird abundance and measurable economic benefits (Shave et al. 2018). Kestrels consume invertebrate and vertebrate agricultural pests in winter too! (Badger et al. unpublished)


Kestrel Diet Study