Honors Program

Honors in Biology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Fred J. Alsop III

Thesis Professor Department

Biological Sciences

Thesis Reader(s)

James Stewart, Gary Henson


American Kestrel Nest Box Programs have been established since the mid 1960’s. The population of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) along nest box trails has decreased by 47 percent since their original implementation. There are existing technologies that can help in the location of prime kestrel habitat (open fields with conspicuous perching locations) along highways, which reduces the amount of labor in searching for new box locations. These technologies can also help increase the efficiency of monitoring and maintaining kestrel nest trail programs. This study provides an example of how Google Maps can be implemented into a kestrel trail and explains the multiple benefits of the integration.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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