Adopt a Kestrel Nest Box


Help Sponsor American Kestrel Conservation and Research in Idaho’s Treasure Valley!


Did you know that ornithologists have been studying American Kestrels in the Treasure Valley for over thirty years? In fact, led by Dr. Julie Heath of Boise State University, the Treasure Valley hosts the one of the largest and longest-running American Kestrel nest box monitoring programs in western North America. Since 2015, Boise State University and The Peregrine Fund have teamed up to maintain this unique resource and continue kestrel research in the Treasure Valley—and you can help!

By symbolically adopting one or more of our kestrel nest boxes here in the Treasure Valley, you can support both Boise State and The Peregrine Fund as we work to understand the threats that impact our smallest falcon. Funds raised go towards replacing boxes, purchasing remote nest cameras and other supplies, and paying for fuel to maintain the trail and band nestling & adult kestrels. Your adoption will be tax deductible. Please consider becoming a part of our team by adopting a box for yourself or a kestrel lover in your life!

For each yearly $100 adoption, you will receive:

  • Official adoption certificate (first certificates typically sent in February)
  • Updates on the kestrel family in your adopted box (typically sent between May–July, with the exact timing depending on the birds)
  • One year membership to The Peregrine Fund (members enjoy 10% members-only discount at our online store and gift shop, a free birds of prey calendar, invitations to special events, notice of new publications, and free admission for one year at the World Center for Birds of Prey)

Visit our new signup page to adopt your box now!


Benefits of adopting

adopt-a-box example updatesAdopt-A-Box to receive an adoption certificate and breeding season updates (like the ones pictured) on your adopted kestrel nest box, all printed on high quality cardstock. Each adoption also comes with a birds of prey calendar and all the other perks of a one-year membership to The Peregrine Fund. This is a great gift for your conservation-minded loved ones!

heath and student photo
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