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American Kestrel Partnership

Main Project Information
Goal Help us learn why American Kestrel populations are declining.
Task Simply set up your own American Kestrel nest box!
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Now's the time to set up your American Kestrel nest box! This bird's population is experiencing long-term declines in North America, and existing data are insufficient for understanding the causes. The American Kestrel Partnership is an international research network designed to generate data, models, and conservation plans for kestrel habitat and populations at large spatial scales. The Partnership unites the data-generating capacity of citizen scientists with the data-analysis expertise of professional scientists by promoting research collaboration among citizen scientists, universities, government agencies, conservation organizations, schools, and businesses. The Partnership also fosters long-term conservation values and appreciation of science by engaging the public with hands-on research experiences.

How to Join

Citizen scientists and sponsors should contact:
Chris McClure, PhD & Sarah Schulwitz, PhD

Required Gear

Kestrel nest boxes

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags birds, idaho, peregrine
Project Updated 08/05/2017