Kestrels are small falcons that feed mainly on insects. They live in open land, cultivated areas, steppes…. But they nest in buildings such as churches, towers or village houses.
Due to their continuous decline, GREFA has a captive breeding project to recover the number of kestrels in the wild. We have several captive breeding pairs that breed and raise approximately 250 chicks every year.
In addition, we also take care of the construction and maintenance of the primillares. These are tower-shaped constructions designed and adapted for the reintroduction of the lesser kestrel and for the settlement of natural populations.
For more information : Meet the troupe of lesser kestrels
Download the routes of the lesser kestrels here:
Irida, Lesser kestrel in Greece.
Itaña, Lesser kestrel in Italy.
Natilla Lesser kestrel in Spain.
Penelope Lesser kestrel in Spain.
Pinacoteca, Lesser kestrel in Spain.
Gemma, Lesser kestrel in Italy.
Alcheo, Lesser kestrel in Italy.
Erasmo, Lesser kestrel in Turkey.
Perpetuo, Lesser kestrel in Spain.