American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) — Birds

Raptor species with large home ranges are inadequately sampled by point counts and ARUs. Therefore, only a basic summary of the data is presented.

Map of records at surveyed locations

Map of detections

The map shows survey locations (+) and detections (dots). Natural regions are shown as different background colors. Note: off-grid sites are plotted at the nearest systematic site location, and the number of detections indicated and the actual number of dots in the map might be different.

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Habitat associations for species with few detections, North

Use-availability, North

It was not possible to create complex habitat association models for species detected fewer than 100 times in northern Alberta study area. For these species, a coarse index of habitat use was determined as the proportion of detections in each native vegetation and human footprint type in comparison to the proportional availability of the habitat types (see methods and manual). An index value <0 indicates lower than expected proportion of detections in that habitat type; and index value >0 indicates a higher than expected proportion. Due to the coarseness of the analyses, maps of predicted habitat abundance were not created for these species.

Habitat associations for species with few detections, South

Use-availability, South

It was not possible to create complex habitat association models for species detected fewer than 100 times in southern Alberta study area. For these species, a coarse index of habitat use was determined as the proportion of detections in each native vegetation and human footprint type in comparison to the proportional availability of the habitat types (see methods and manual). An index value <0 indicates lower than expected proportion of detections in that habitat type; and index value >0 indicates a higher than expected proportion. Due to the coarseness of the analyses, maps of predicted habitat abundance were not created for these species.

Data sources

Bird point count information was used from a variety of sources to conduct the modeling described in this website:

Recommended citation

ABMI (2018). American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). ABMI Species Website, version 4.1 (2017-07-13). URL: http://species.abmi.ca/pages/species/birds/AmericanKestrel.html.