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Manitoba American Kestrel Nest Box Program

The Manitoba American Kestrel Nest Box Program is a program with six kestrel boxes that has the following goals:

1) provide safe and secure nesting sites for kestrels particularly in areas with a mix of ranching and farming.

2) provide a long term trend of kestrel nest box use at the local level.

3) engage landowners and the public using citizen scientists to monitor and maintain the kestrel nest boxes.

4) band chicks and adults when possible.

5) provide opportunities for other kestrel biologists to conduct research.

6) provide feather samples for the 2019 summer as part of the continent wide genoscape project.

Landowners specific information can be found on the "Landowner" webpage:

Monitoring specific information (which many landowners would also be involved in) can be found on the "Citizen Scientists" webpage:

Detailed information on kestrels and their nest box placement can be found on the "American Kestrels" webpage:

American Kestrel Photo Gallery
Lots of boxes
Lots of boxes

Wood cut ready to be assembled
Wood cut ready to be assembled

All this work for these little birds
All this work for these little birds

Lots of boxes
Lots of boxes

The goal is to have six boxes installed in Manitoba because I have not been able to secure funding for a large scale program so I will have a "token six" boxes. 

Detailed information on kestrel nest box installation related guidelines is found in the "American Kestrels" sub-tab under the "Wildlife Boxes" tab along the top menu bar. Information for landowners can be found under the "landowners" sub-tab of the kestrel program. Information for monitors (Citizen Scientists) of the nest boxes (which may include landowners) is found under the "Citizen Scientists" sub-tab of the kestrel program.


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Warne in the Wild provided funds for the local kestrel nest boxes for the program.

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Organizations that have contributed gifts in kind, discounts, materials or other aspects of the program.

Peace River, AB Location