UNTs' Department of Biology partners with the Peregrine Funds' American Kestrel Partnership | Institute of Applied Science
June 22, 2016

UNTs' Department of Biology partners with the Peregrine Funds' American Kestrel Partnership

The Department of Biological Science Ecology BS Program has become a partner with the Peregrine Fund's American Kestrel Partnership. To participate in the partnership, Drs. Jaime Baxter-Slye, Bruce Hunter, and Jeff Johnson have built American Kestrel nest boxes to be placed at the UNT Water Research Field Station and the UNT Urban Observatory. Ecology undergraduates (Rebecca Burkhalter, Elida Silva, Callie Smith, Morgan Van Aken, and Daniel Witt) have volunteered to help build, install, and monitor the boxes. The new undergraduate Ecology lab (BIOL2141) and the students of SEEDS will begin monitoring and reporting clutch size and fledgling activity after Fall 2017. The data will be reported to the nationwide American Kestrel Partnership database. Additional boxes are located at the Lewisville Lake Educational Learning Area (LLELA) under the direction of Drs. Ken Steigman and Jim Bednarz.

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