Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

American kestrel

Falco sparverius


This was the first spotting I had when I reached this state park (appropriately named Falcon Lake State Park). The American kestrel is a small falcon with vertical white and dark bars on its face. Its belly and underparts are orange to pale with dark spots. The tail has barring. The American kestrel is sexually dimorphic. See references for more descriptions.


Spotted on power lines at Falcon Lake State Park. The surrounding area is a thornbush habitat.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Roma, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 13, 2020
Submitted on Dec 24, 2020

Related Spottings

Falco Falco Nankeen Kestrel Merlin

Nearby Spottings

Lark sparrow Giant neotropical toad Mallow-scrub hairstreak Fatal Metalmark
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors