Kestrel Cam 2018

Live Video from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the streaming fun this year! The footage is streaming from a nest box set up in a private barn local to the Sanctuary. 

Click here to see highlights from 2017's live Kestrel Cam!

You can support this program and our American kestrel conservation, research, and education efforts by donating here

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Ask Us Your Questions!

Welcome to our American kestrel webcam comment section!  This is where you have the opportunity to ask questions about what you observed in the nest box.  An educator or a biologist will answer your question.  We will do our best to be prompt in answering questions, but please allow 24 hours for an answer.

Thanks for watching!


Erin Brown

7:57 PM on April 29, 2018
Welcome to the kestrel webcam! There are now five eggs in the barn nest box. The female will incubate full-time now. Join our Facebook contest to guess the hatch date of the first egg. If you're the winner, you will join a scientist to visit our kestrel nest boxes to band chicks! Submit your guess today!

Abby Foy

10:49 AM on May 17, 2018
How many eggs do they lay? How old do kestrels usually get in the wild? How do you tell the difference between a male and a female? How long can they fly before they have to rest? What is their diet? Do they have feathers when they're first born? Thanks!!!

Jo Anne Mroczka

11:14 AM on May 17, 2018
are there any eggs yet...??

Erin Brown

1:22 PM on May 17, 2018
Hi! For more information about the American kestrel, please visit our website at


Click on the American kestrel. Enjoy!

Erin Brown

8:23 AM on May 18, 2018
There are five eggs!

Steve Greenberg

7:44 PM on May 26, 2018
We have two hatchings so far. Looks like only an hour old these two are.

Erin Brown

8:05 PM on May 26, 2018
The first egg is beginning to hatch! May 26th

Erin Brown

7:27 PM on May 28, 2018
There are four chicks in the nest! 28 May

Marnie Bader

12:50 PM on June 6, 2018
Thank you

Marnie Bader

6:30 PM on June 10, 2018
Sorry I’m new to this site… So there’s no picture it’s just a blur… And also what is the continual noise that you hear? Sorry not being rude just trying to get a handle on things. Thanks!

Lisa Hart

1:08 PM on June 14, 2018
hello- joining site

Lisa Hart

1:09 PM on June 14, 2018
the camera seems to have been broken for a few days.

Gigi Romano

1:27 PM on June 14, 2018
Apologies for the blurry screen! Sometimes their excrement with end up on the lens. Raising chicks can be dirty business! It will be cleared soon.

David Kelley

9:18 PM on June 25, 2018
Checked on the hatchlings this evening and they were gone. Have they fledged? How are they doing?

Erin Brown

9:10 AM on June 28, 2018
The four kestrel chicks successfully fledged on June 25th! They were banded a few weeks ago and hopefully we will get additional information about them in the future. Thanks for watching and tune in again next March!
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