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1. Become a Partner

Join the American Kestrel Partnership today by creating a Partner Profile. You will have instant access to all the resources you need to make research and conservation contributions as a citizen scientist.

2. Build and Install

Use our nestbox blueprint to build nestboxes and select an installation site. If you need materials support for building your nestboxes, we have tips for finding local support within your community.

3. Register and Monitor Nestboxes

Register your nestboxes and then print one nestbox monitoring data sheet per box for collecting data during the spring breeding season. We recommend nestbox monitoring visits once when there are eggs, and then once again within 30 days at minimum.

4. Share

Login to your Partner Profile and enter your data!

5. Explore

Use our Partner Network to explore data, media, and experiences posted by our diverse community of Partners.