Kestrel Banding Field Trip
Written and photographed by David Douglas
We traveled to the Buena Vista Wildlife area near Plover, Wisconsin, to observe American kestrel chick banding with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. The trip is Trip 90-A in the guide book.
As usual it was another great trip and we learned much about bird banding and the American kestrel. The chicks are monitored so that they are not too young or old for banding. Adults are sometimes captured to assess their health as well. We traveled as a group down a rural road on the wildlife area and began checking the nest boxes. The photos below show some highlights. Enjoy!