The American Kestrel - A Species Spotlight

April 20th, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Help us celebrate Earth Day with falconer Kirk Payne and a live American Kestrel.

This small but mighty raptor exhibits fascinating adaptations that make it a formidable hunter. With its sharp talons, keen eyesight, and swift aerial maneuvers, the kestrel is well-equipped for hunting in flight. Despite its remarkable abilities, the American kestrel faces big challenges with its conservation status showing a significant population decline. Learn about local conservation efforts and what you can do to help. By raising awareness about the kestrel's plight and doing our part in habitat preservation, we can contribute to the well-being of this remarkable bird of prey.

BONUS! From 2:00 - 2:30 Kirk will demonstrate how to build a kestrel nesting box while discussing tips for placement and caring for nesting kestrels.

Recommended for adults and participants 8 years +, children must be accompanied by an adult.