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

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.

Closeup of a kestrel with a gray head and brown and black back.
American Kestrel American Kestrel © Courtney Celley/USFWS

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