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Kestrel Nest Box Monitoring Program

Affiliation:
Madison Audubon Society

Contact Information:
Brenna Marsicek
Director of Communications
1400 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 170
Madison, WI 53703
608-255-2473
bmarsicek@madisonaudubon.org

Year Started:
2009


Specialty(ies):
American kestrels

Purpose:
The American kestrel population in our region declined 41% between 1966 and 2014, according to Breeding Bird Survey data. This is partly due to loss of their natural nesting trees with cavities. Our goal is to reverse that trend by constructing, erecting, and monitoring nest boxes for this species. This has proven to be an effective tool for reversing population declines!

Subject Area(s):
Birds

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Population Health
Threats to Populations
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
Habitat Protection


# of Volunteers:
30

Hours/Volunteer/Year:
30

Volunteer Services:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Links to websites of other programs
Data analysis and reporting
Regular meetings throughout the year
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Group website

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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