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Nesting boxes provide a welcome home for kestrels


The American kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon. The bird likes to hunt in open areas with low vegetation, making transmission rights of way ideal spots for them to hang out. Kestrels also like to nest in cavities such as hollowed-out trees, crevices or nooks. Natural habitats for the falcon are limited, but it is attracted to man-made nesting boxes. The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wis. is supporting the kestrel population by erecting nesting boxes to encourage kestrel population growth.Kestrel-nest-box_wood-pole_web

When American Transmission Co. was approached by Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary about using ATC’s structures to install nesting boxes for kestrels, not only did ATC make it happen, but one of our contractors, MJ Electric, agreed to install the boxes.

ATC is committed to the environment and strives to protect and conserve natural resources and wildlife. Learn more about what ATC does to provide safe nesting areas and protect the habitats of birds in our service area in an overview of our Avian Protection Program.