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.
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.