Julie Heath and Research Team Investigate Climate Change Effects on American Kestrel

This summer, biology professor Julie Heath and MS Raptor Biology student Sadie Ranck, along with temporary project tech Kayla Dreher, are continuing their investigation of the impact of environmental change on the American Kestrel. Monitoring about 100 nest boxes south of Boise, Heath and Ranck have been able to band young birds, conduct egg counts, and monitor nesting success and survival rates, all to ultimately determine if and how local kestrels are adapting to climate change. Read the full story and check out a video of the research in action.