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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Kestrel boxes in Ocala are a sight to see

Last year, in partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Marion Audubon Society, they installed seven kestrel boxes in community parks to help the threatened species.

The kestrel is the smallest falcon in the United States and is a threatened species due to habitat loss, reported the Ocala Recreation and Parks.

The Kestrels can be found perched on trees, poles and wires, where they search for prey. The Southeastern American Kestrel subspecies breed in Florida.

The nesting boxes help provide opportunities for the Kestrels to raise their young in Ocala parks. People can help by leaving dead trees in their yard for cavity nesters, reported Ocala Recreation and Parks in a Facebook post.

People can volunteer to help monitor nesting boxes at FWC.