Featured Sanctuary Bird: American Kestrel

 Photo by Arlene Koziol; banner photo by Joshua Mayer

Photo by Arlene Koziol; banner photo by Joshua Mayer

North America’s littlest falcon, the American Kestrel is our Friday Feathered Feature. This colorful, acrobatic bird is exciting to watch in action - Kestrels are often found perching on wires or power lines, watching for prey. You can see one for yourself on North Shore road at ourFaville Grove Sanctuary near Lake Mills. 

Kestrels are experiencing long-term population decline. To support their habitat, we have added four Kestrel Nest Boxes at Faville Grove. For more on American Kestrels and information on building your own nest box, visit http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/

To learn more about birds at Faville Grove, email faville@madisonaudubon.org, or plan your own visit using our Google Map