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Wildlife
6:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Why Vultures Are Being Celebrated In Boise

Lucy is a 12-year-old Turkey Vulture that lives at the World Center for Birds of Prey.
Credit The Peregrine Fund

They’re not the prettiest bird species, but vultures play a vital role in nature and some of them are in trouble. That’s the message behind International Vulture Awareness Day Saturday.

The Peregrine Fund and the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise will celebrate vultures with displays and exhibits.

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Kestrels
2:06 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kestrels Return To Boise Nest Box: Research Project Grows Dramatically

Last year's kestrel family grew to 7, with five chicks
Credit The Peregrine Fund

The Peregrine Fund’s American Kestrel Partnership launched its 2013 KestrelCams today.  Already the breeding pair has laid one egg. 

Last year, we told you about the project's kickoff in Boise to sign up citizen scientists to build nest boxes for these dwindling birds.  

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Environment
6:15 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Boise Kestrels Fledge From Nest

The Peregrine Fund

The five baby kestrels born in a nest box at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise have grown up and are beginning to leave their cradle. 

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Environment
12:35 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kestrel Chicks Hatch In Boise

Kestrels in Boise nest box
The Peregrine Fund

The kestrels have hatched!  In a story we told you last month, the Peregrine Fund is asking citizen scientists to put up nest boxes and monitor American Kestrel populations across the U.S.  The American Kestrel Partnership has a box with a webcam posted at the

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Environment
6:34 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Citizen Scientists Get Chance To Help Declining Kestrels

Kestral On Top Of Nest Box
American Kestrel Partnership The Peregrine Fund

It’s nesting time for many birds in Idaho, including the American Kestrel.  In fact, you can watch a pair of kestrels sitting on their eggs right now, through a live webcam.  It’s part of a new project by the Peregrine Fund that launches today to get people involved in helping gather information n kestrels.  The goal is to help scientists understand why the American Kestrel is in steady decline across North America.

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