Bay Nature wrote about the dramatic population loss of American Kestrels.They reported
- from 1966 to 2010 there has been almost a 50 percent population loss in North America
- Coastal California has experienced a 68 percent decrease along routes monitored by the Breeding Bird Survey from 1966 to 2008
- possible causes of the population loss are predation by Cooper’s hawks, pesticide exposure, competition for nesting box sites from European starlings, and habitat loss or destruction
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