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Event Category: Other Special Event
Date of Event: October 24, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time of Event: 7pm
Event Site: Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
Event Description: American Kestrels are declining in numbers in Massachusetts. Did you know that kestrels prefer nesting around cranberry bogs? Hear from Joey Mason who has worked for 23 years to conserve these small falcons and other birds of prey in southeastern Massachusetts. She will explain their nesting preference; describe their diet and her experiences monitoring nest boxes. Joey will bring in a live male Merlin and two Kestrels for viewing up close. Her efforts locally to help birds of prey include retrofitting utility poles and producing a guide to better manage methane burners in landfills to reduce injury or death to raptors. Take a look at www.keepingcompanywithkestrels.org to learn more.
Geographic Region: US - Northeast
State/Province: Massachusetts
Contact Information: For question about programs or to register contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x. 117
Event URL: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternmanwrcomplex/pdf/Oct2012.pdf

 

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