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Kestrel Cam at the Great Salt Lake

A closeup of a kestrel. A small bird of prey with a curved beak, blue-grey head and brown, white and black striped breast.
American kestrel The American kestrel is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. © Shutterstock

2021 Kestrels Have Flown the Coop

We had a successful nesting season this past spring at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, with four chicks fledging in early June to the delight of our nest cam viewers. Our web cam is turned off for the winter months. Check back with us next year when the adventure begins again, typically March or April.

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Have Some Avian Family Fun!

During the web cam “off season” take some time to learn about these small and colorful falcons 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.
Closeup of a kestrel with a gray head and brown and black back.
American Kestrel American Kestrel © Courtney Celley/USFWS

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