The Kestrels Have Succesfully Fledged!
As of this morning, all of the kestrel chicks have made their way out of the nest box and flown off into the world. We wish them the best and hope to see them return to the Great Salt Lake area to raise their own families in the near future.
We'll be back again next Spring and in the meantime, please follow The Nature Conservancy's Utah chapter on Facebook and Instagram (@nature_utah) for an upcoming highlight video of this year's nest antics, and for other TNC conservation updates.
As always, we appreciate you tuning in to watch our real-time video feed of these charismatic falcons at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.
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Have Some Avian Family Fun!
After you check out the Kestrel Cam, take a moment to learn more about these colorful raptors and find out why scientists are concerned about this species. You can use the activities and resources below to learn more about American kestrels and the habitats they, and many other birds, need to thrive.
Check out this American Kestrel fact sheet
Learn the basics about these amazing raptors from HawkWatch International.
Take the Walk the Wetlands Challenge
Get out and explore habitat for kestrels and hundreds of other bird species at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. You can earn a prize!
Try Our Great Salt Lake Online Trivia Quiz
10 million birds rely upon the lake’s waters, wetlands and uplands each year, including American kestrels. How much do you know about Utah’s inland sea? Take the quiz!
Listen to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve audio tour
You can listen at the preserve or online! Why do kestrels nest here? This tour offers facts and stories about the preserve’s wildlife and habitats, including the uplands that are vital to kestrels.