American Kestrel - Photo Earl Harrison

If you’ve noticed fewer Kestrels in central Ohio’s rural areas, you aren’t alone. American Kestrel populations have been in decline nationwide for decades. And the situation likely will get worse as the climate heats up.

Researchers in Wisconsin are working to figure out where the Kestrels are going. They’re analyzing DNA from feathers to learn more about Kestrel populations and movements. You can read the whole story on the Audubon Web site.