Nesting boxes erected to help with the project to boost numbers of...

Nesting boxes erected to help with the project to boost numbers of the Lesser Kestrel native to the area

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Nestboxes in Casares

The Casares environment department has launched a project to restore the numbers of Lesser Kestrel, a species native to Casares.

They have already begun installing artificial nest boxes, of which nine have been placed in the Blas Infante Cultural Centre building and its tower, others will be located in the Town Hall and the Torre de la Sal, Casares Costa.

This variety of kestrel is considered a symbol of Casares, which has always nested in large buildings of the old town. It is a species closely linked to the town’s history and also a tourist attraction. It is also noteworthy that the colony that existed in the Torre de la Sal was the only one of this kind in the Mediterranean.

The kestrel population has been reduced over recent years in the municipality, from about 20 pairs 10 years ago in the town of Casares to just five and have virtually disappeared from the coast.

Lesser Kestrel in Casares

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