Kestrel Nest Cam 2021
We've been waiting and hoping for a successful nesting as we watched a kestrel pair fly in and out of our box for about a month. Well, the wait is over and we now have four eggs in the nest box at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve!
Follow along with our live feed below as the pair take turns sitting on the eggs and bringing food to each other. We expect the eggs to hatch some time around mid-May. While watching, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your observations. From egg incubation to young ones fledging the nest, we’re looking forward to a fun season of following our feathered family!
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Kestrels, TNC and HawkWatch
We’re partnering with HawkWatch International to learn more about why kestrel populations are in decline across the country. This year, HawkWatch is monitoring and checking each of the kestrel boxes at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. We’re also working with Tracy Aviary and Raptor Inventory Nest Surveys on local kestrel tracking and conservation efforts.
You can get involved too. To help kestrels in your own neighborhood, remember to landscape using native trees and shrubs, and don’t use any kind of rodent poison or insecticides.
Check out other cams
If you’re still craving a wildlife fix, there are other animals in the spotlight right now. Watch other TNC cams around the globe.
Have Some Avian Family Fun!
As you watch this season’s kestrel family action, 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 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.