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Nestwatch Blog: "American Kestrel"


For American Kestrels, It Pays To Stay In Sync With Spring

A unique new study combines American Kestrel nest records from varied sources in order to analyze trends in nesting phenology. What they found is that for kestrels, especially those in the Northeast, it pays off to be right on time. Delays in starting a nest resulted in fewer offspring and lowered probability of success.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology