April 14, 2022 Presentation

Citizen Science and Research in the Sax-Zim Bog: American Kestrel Nest Box Project

Abstract: “American kestrels are a declining species over much of  their range. To support these birds, there has been a push to provide nest boxes in appropriate habitat to give a much needed boost to local (and regional!) populations of these handsome birds of prey. In the Sax-Zim Bog, the American Kestrel Nest Box Project is entering it’s 7th season and to date has provided nest boxes that have produced over 250 chicks! This talk will feature the history of the project, some new developments, and a little analysis of the results gathered by the project from the first 6 years.”

Speaker info: Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus is the Head Naturalist with the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, a position that is entering its 7th year. You may also know Clinton from his work with Duluth Audubon as Education and Field Trip Committee Chair and trip leader and is DAS’s current Vice President. Clinton is a naturalist, with a well rounded background from birds to bugs to fish and everything in between.