Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

American Kestrel 2018 Update

We have been working with cooperators around southeastern and south-central WI on deploying kestrel nestboxes and gathering monitoring data for a number of years. This effort is ramping up even more in 2018. We will have a statewide meeting of Wisconsin partners on March 19th in Columbia County, and will meet with representatives of the nation-wide American Kestrel Partnership from The Peregrine Fund. If you'd like to participate, there are several ways: 

  1. build and erect a kestrel nestbox in appropriate habitat
  2. monitor your nestbox, using a standard data sheet and protocol which we provide, and send to us.

We can forward information on both aspects of the project. If you are interested, or have questions, contact William Mueller, at

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