The American Kestrel is the smallest, most beautiful and widespread Falcon in North America and one of two Falcon species that nest in NJ. Although the Kestrel is widespread, the northeastern Kestrel population is declining and listed as a State Threatened Species in NJ.
Live birds will be part of the presentation with Q&A following the presentation. Melanie Mason is a wildlife biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) of NJ. Melanie has been involved with American Kestrel research and conservation for several years. She helped to design and facilitate breakthrough migration research using geolocator technology for the first time on Kestrels in NJ.