Alvernia biology professor Jim Klucsarits has been working to save the American Kestrel for more than 25 years through Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's American Kestrel Nestbox Project. Through the project, he monitors nesting and breeding success across the county.
A new bird-cam, financed by the Holleran Center and installed by staff in the university's Media Center, has been in operation in an active Kestrel nestbox since late May.
This bird-cam is a new endeavor. Until now, Klucsarits has been studying Kestrels through banding, electronic trackers, and visual inspections of more than 120 boxes spread out through more than 500 miles.
The Holleran Center's South Reading Youth Initiative campers will be learning from video of the Kestrel box this summer, as part of their "Let it Grow!" camp, focusing on healthy living in the natural environment.
Visit Hawk Mountain online to view the webcam, and turn your sound up!
>> Read more about the crusade to save the American Kestrel in Alvernia Magazine