Join HawkWatch International for a fascinating introduction to this important citizen science endeavor. HWI, in partnership with the American Kestrel Project, has implemented the Kestrel Nestbox Monitoring Project with the aid of dozens of citizen science volunteers. The data gathered will help us better understand the dynamics of Kestrel populations along the Wasatch Front and how they respond to things like urbanization and climate change. This spring season will be HWI's second year coordinating this project, with plans to add 50 new nest boxes and recruit more citizen science volunteers. Both adult birds and nestlings will be banded so that, as bands are recovered, survivorship rates can be established. Also, samples from the nesting birds will be used to check for disease, contaminants, neuroendocrine stress levels and to run DNA analysis.