Helping Nesting Raptors

For raptor enthusiasts that want to get involved with hands-on conservation activities, increasing nesting opportunities for targeted species can be most rewarding.  The Peregrine Fund has detailed directions for building and locating nesting platforms for Ospreys and nest boxes for Kestrels at the following links:


photo by Joseph Stevenson

Osprey platforms:

American Kestrel

Photo by Shawn P. Carey

Kestrel boxes:

The Peregrine Fund website ( includes extensive information on important conservation programs and is an important resource for raptor conservationists.