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American kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Winter Lecture Series: New Jersey American Kestrel Nest Box Project: Past Lessons, Future Management

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Sunday, February 16 2:00 pm
End
Sunday, February 16 3:00 pm

Free

Bill Pitts will discuss the evolution of New Jersey’s American Kestrel Nest Box Project, from its preliminary findings in 2004 to nest box installations in 2006 and its current initiatives. Through the years, it has expanded by growing public and private partnerships and spawned various research projects. There were many lessons learned along the way that Pitts will share with us, not the least of which was the listing of American kestrel as an endangered species in 2012.

Bill Pitts has been a senior zoologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program since 2005, and has worked with the American Kestrel Nest Box Project since 2012.

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Fees: Members $10; Non-members: $15

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on February 14, 2020; to register after this date, please call our Visitor Center at 215.862.2924.

This lecture is part of our annual Winter Lecture Series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife. All lectures are held in the Preserve’s Visitor Center auditorium. This is a very popular series, so sign up early to ensure your place. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

Inclement Weather: If we must cancel or postpone a program, we will try to get the message out via Facebook and our website. We will try to contact pre-registrants through phone and/or email. Please check those sources before venturing out if there is doubt about the weather.