American Kestrel

Nest box Plan and Information

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American Kestrel
© Michael Hogan
Construction difficulty:
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Species in decline

This species is in decline in certain regions. You can put up a nest box to help if you live in the right region and habitat.

  • Declining
  • Not declining
Source: USGS

Nesting Range

American Kestrel Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Grassland
  • Open Woodland
  • Town

Attach Nest Box To

  • Building
  • Post
  • Tree

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC
Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
10ft
30ft

10–30 feet

Minimum Spacing:

0.5 mile

Facing:

South or East

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

3"

Depth:

14"

Width & Length:

10"

11 3/4"

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Helpful Tips

  • Mount box on lone trees in fields, on trees along edges of woodlots, and on farm buildings.

Did you know that NestWatch is seeking more data on this species?

Learn about American Kestrel here.