Calling All Kestrel Data
NestWatch is collaborating on a new project called the “American Kestrel Continental-Scale Modeling and Decision Science Project.” This partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico State University, USGS, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology aims to leverage big data to create an integrated population model for American Kestrels, a species experiencing long-term population declines.
To assist with this effort, we have supplied nesting data for American Kestrels. We are asking NestWatchers who have any unsubmitted kestrel nest records to submit those data, regardless of how old the data might be. If you have already contributed your data to another program (such as The Peregrine Fund’s American Kestrel Partnership or Birds Canada’s Project NestWatch), you do not need to resubmit it.