FCAS Presents

JJ Audubon

"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children"

"North America's Smallest Falcon: Learning about the American Kestrel Nest Box Project"

presented by

Scott Rashid

Director of Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilita on Institute

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Social Time: 7 p.m.; Program 7:20 p.m.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird photo by Mark Gocke.

American Kestrel nestling submitted by Scott Rashid

Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI) Director, Scott Rashid, will discuss the natural history of the American Kestrel, including their egg laying, incubation, nesting and fledging activities. American Kestrel numbers have been declining over the past several years, due to loss of nesting site, loss of habitat, predation and disease. Therefore, members of CARRI, have been constructing and placing especially-designed nest boxes for these smallest of North American Falcons. They have placed over 70 kestrel nest boxes, from Arvada to the Wyoming border. In 2018, kestrel pairs that used these nest boxes raised 80 young. This past year, American Kestrels in CARRI's boxes have raised over 100 young. The goal of the project is to have 200 nest boxes placed from Arvada to the Wyoming border within the next few years.

Scott Rashid, Director, founded the Colorado Avain Research and Rehabilitation Institute in 1994. CARRI each year monitors several Barn Owl, American Kestrel, Northern Pygmy-Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl nests.

Join us on September 12th, 2019, 7:00pm, at the Fort Collins Senior Center for this program that is free and open to the public.