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“American Kestrel Nest Box Project: Conservation and Community Engagement” with Jennifer Redmond

April 10, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Virtual)

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American kestrels are one of the smallest, but most common, raptors that inhabit Broomfield, and most of North America. Colorful and charismatic, they are about the size of an American robin. With their populations declining since the 1960s, we are focused on learning more about these beautiful raptors and informing conservation efforts. This talk will discuss nest box projects and how they can provide additional kestrel nesting sites, as well as opportunities for research, community engagement, and education. 

Jennifer Redmond is a research assistant with the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI) based out of Estes Park. Her passion for birds began in college when she had the opportunity to release a rehabilitated kestrel back into the wild, igniting her passion for raptor conservation. When she is not working as an optometrist in Aurora or raising three kids, she is pursuing her passion: birds. She received the Jerry Ligouri scholarship through HawkWatch International for engaging the community in raptor conservation. In 2023, she was awarded the Foothills and Prairie Grant through Aiken Audubon, providing funding to expand CARRI's American Kestrel Nest Box Project into the Pikes Peak Region. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1995, and a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University in 2022.