Window Area and Development Drive Spatial Variation in Bird-Window Collisions in an Urban Landscape

  title={Window Area and Development Drive Spatial Variation in Bird-Window Collisions in an Urban Landscape},
  author={Stephen B. Hager and Bradley J Cosentino and Kelly J. McKay and Cathleen Monson and Walt Zuurdeeg and Brian Blevins},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Collisions with windows are an important human-related threat to birds in urban landscapes. However, the proximate drivers of collisions are not well understood, and no study has examined spatial variation in mortality in an urban setting. We hypothesized that the number of fatalities at buildings varies with window area and habitat features that influence avian community structure. In 2010 we documented bird-window collisions (BWCs) and characterized avian community structure at 20 buildings… CONTINUE READING
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