Formerly called the Sparrow Hawk, the American Kestrel eats insects and small rodents. The bird cannot excavate its own cavity and depends on finding the larger nest holes of woodpeckers for its nesting place. Since these are in short supply, the kestrel population is often dependent upon nesting boxes. The House includes an internal perch (shown in photo with door open) so mother and babies can keep an eye out for their next meal. The house should be placed in an open area, such as in a meadow or along a highway. Wood chips are included.
- Measures: 17-3/4"h x 9-1/2"w x 11"d
- Features an internal perch
- Includes a bag of wood chips for nesting
- Opens easily for cleaning
- Designed by experts and field tested
- Features appropriate ventilation, drainage and opens for easy cleaning
- Provides superior insulation with greater temperature stability
- Constructed to last
- Handcrafted in Maine
- Made from sustainably grown 1" thick Eastern white pine
Kestrels live in towns and cities, parks, farmlands, along highways and in open country. They breed from Alaska and Northwest Territories east through Maritime Provinces, and south throughout the continent. They winter north to British Columbia, Great Lakes and New England.