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Saving the American Kestrel and other Avian Migrants to the Valley
May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for an opportunity to learn more about saving the American Kestrel while visiting our kestrel nest boxes at the Hitchcock Center.
The beautiful American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, and its population is in decline. As a member of the Kestrel Land Trust Advisory Council, David King spearheaded our efforts to help save our namesake, the American Kestrel.
Dave will share the story of our Kestrel Nest Box program, and talk about the life history of these beautiful falcons, as well as efforts to conserve critical habitats for migratory birds of all kinds. And, Anthony Hill, master bird bander will share his stories of banding our local kestrels. Plus, you’ll be able to view the kestrel box in the field below the new Hitchcock Center and find out how you can be involved in this important effort to aid a species at risk!
Dave King is a Research Wildlife Biologist for the US Forest Service and Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst who specializes in the lives of migratory birds as well as the conservation of their global populations.
This special program is offered in partnership with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment as part of Valley Bird Days.
Suggested donation: $5 per person