Indiana Audubon has a partnership with The Peregrine Fund, headquartered in Boise, ID, to initiate a new citizen science program, the "American Kestrel Partnership," to address widespread declines in American Kestrel populations across North America. The declines are poorly understood, so they are asking amateur researchers (both adults and students) around the continent to install and monitor kestrel nest boxes to produce a large dataset that can be used to better understand kestrel demographics and management.
Here's how you can get involved. First, visit the website http://www.peregrinefund.org/american-kestrel to learn more about the project. Note that they provide downloadable Kestrel Nest Box Instructions in the right column. Second, contact Jeff Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff will be the point of contact, as IAS Conservation Chair.
You can also take part in one of six special programs this winter and early spring to learn about kestrels. Each program includes a live bird! Visit the Activities Calendar for information on each program.