Photo Credit: Len Blumin

The Kestrels
Birding Club

The Kestrels is a safe, inclusive Minnesota-based birding group for all women and non-binary individuals who are interested in birds and the outdoors.

While bringing us together, we hope to make birding and the outdoors more accessible and create social change, knowing that inequalities exist within the birding community (as well as outside it).

We also aspire to create and deepen our connection with nature, welcoming people of all experience levels and backgrounds.

We choose the name Kestrels because the female Kestrel stands apart from the male in plumage and size (she’s larger) and, frankly, they are badass birds of prey.