FEED AND FEEDERS
It is not necessary to put out feed for these birds since they are not interested in the common foods for songbirds. Nor is it necessary to put out feeders for these birds, since they are birds of prey a prefer to hunt and kill their food.
Nest boxes are placed for these birds for people who admire these birds or areas where they need this bird to help with rodent control. The American Kestrel will readily use man made birdhouse.
The dimensions of a American Kestrel birdhouse should roughly have an interior floor dimension of 9" x 9" to 12" x 12" The walls should be between 14" to 20" high. The entry hole should be 3" in diameter placed 9"-12" above the floor. The entry hole can face anywhere from NE to SW with the birdhouse place between 10' and 30' high. If you plan to place more than one birdhouse for the American Kestrel, space your birdhouses 0.5 miles apart to avoid territorial denomination.