Southeastern American Kestrel
The Southeastern American Kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus) is a
non-migratory subspecies of kestrel found in open pine savannahs,
sandhills, prairies, and pastures in Florida and the southeastern
United States. It is listed as threatened in Florida due to a
decline in nesting and foraging habitat. Learn how biologists are
using nest box programs to increase populations of this rare bird.
Learn more about the ecology of Southeastern American Kestrels,
including where they nest and what they eat.
Learn more about what Southeastern American Kestrels look like and how to distinguish them from migratory kestrels that winter in Florida. Help the FWC by reporting sightings of Southeastern American Kestrels during breeding season.
Declines in nesting and foraging habitat in Florida have had
negative impacts on the Southeastern American Kestrel.
Find out more about how biologists are using nest box programs to increase populations of this rare bird.
Publications of Southeastern American Kestrel research conducted or
funded by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
View photos of the Southeastern American Kestrel.