Did you know that ornithologists have been studying American Kestrels in the Treasure Valley for over thirty years? In fact, led by Dr. Julie Heath of Boise State University, the Treasure Valley hosts the one of the largest and longest-running American Kestrel nest box monitoring programs in western North America. Since 2015, Boise State University and The Peregrine Fund have teamed up to maintain this unique resource and continue kestrel research in the Treasure Valley—and you can help!

By symbolically adopting one or more of our kestrel nest boxes here in the Treasure Valley, you can support both Boise State and The Peregrine Fund as we work to understand the threats that impact our smallest falcon. Funds raised go towards replacing boxes, purchasing remote nest cameras and other supplies, and paying for fuel to maintain the trail and band nestling & adult kestrels. Your adoption will be tax deductible. Please consider becoming a part of our team by adopting a box for yourself or a kestrel lover in your life!

For each yearly $100 adoption, you will receive:

  • Official adoption certificate (first certificates typically sent in February)
  • Updates on the kestrel family in your adopted box (typically sent between May–July, with the exact timing depending on the birds)
  • One year membership to The Peregrine Fund (members enjoy a 10% members-only discount at our online store and gift shop, a free birds of prey calendar, invitations to special events, notice of new publications, and free admission for one year at the World Center for Birds of Prey)

Important note: adoptions made prior to or on July 31 will be applied to the current calendar year's breeding season; adoptions made from August 1 onwards will be applied to the next calendar year's breeding season.

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Adopt a box now!