Study says road noise, development may lead to nesting failure

The American kestrel is a small, cavity-nesting falcon seen frequently in rural and semi-urban areas in the Grand Valley and elsewhere. A study indicates the bird shows high vulnerability to road noise and intrusions from development.



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The American kestrel is a small, cavity-nesting falcon seen frequently in rural and semi-urban areas in the Grand Valley and elsewhere. A study indicates the bird shows high vulnerability to road noise and intrusions from development.

A new study indicates bird species considered “tolerant” of human activity may be adversely impacted by human disturbance to a far greater degree than previously believed. The…




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