Our Kestrel program started in October when Rachel Supnick a 4th grade student at Manatee Bay Elementary received a 1000 dollar grant to help monitor the American Kestrel throughout the state of Florida. We built the boxes with parental input and as part of the grant purchased the BirdSleuth curriculum. I started a Birding 101 course and we are in the process of making feeders to attract birds. There are 3 mini micro habitats: Oak trees, Open field and power lines right over a canal where we have observed many different types of birds from chickadees to Ospreys. We have a nesting box attached to a portable where we will be placing a web camera to monitor whoever decides to nest there. This is a yearlong project that will end with a concert: Sonatas for Nature where we will raise funds to support the Sawgrass Nature Center and other community outreach programs.