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An Estimate of Avian Mortality at Communication Towers in the United States and Canada

  • Travis Longcore mail,

    longcore@urbanwildlands.org

    Affiliations: The Urban Wildlands Group, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Catherine Rich,

    Affiliation: The Urban Wildlands Group, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Pierre Mineau,

    Affiliation: National Wildlife Research Centre, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Beau MacDonald,

    Affiliation: The Urban Wildlands Group, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel G. Bert,

    Affiliation: National Wildlife Research Centre, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Lauren M. Sullivan,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Erin Mutrie,

    Affiliation: National Wildlife Research Centre, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Michael L. Avery,

    Affiliation: National Wildlife Research Center, Florida Field Station, United States Department of Agriculture/Wildlife Services, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Robert L. Crawford,

    Affiliation: Thomasville, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Albert M. Manville II,

    Affiliation: Division of Migratory Bird Management, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Emilie R. Travis,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • David Drake

    Affiliation: Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: April 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034025

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 27 Apr 2012 at 21:32 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Tech Vibes
Title: “Communications Towers are Killing Millions of Birds in Canada and US Every Year - Techvibes.com”
http://www.techvibes.com/...

Publication: Environmental Protection
Title: “Almost Seven Million Birds Perish at Communication Towers in North America Each Year -- Environmental Protection”
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Publication: Care2
Title: “Millions of Birds Die Yearly at Communication Towers | Care2 Healthy Living”
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Publication: University of Southern California News
Title: “USC News”
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Publication: CBC News
Title: “TV and radio towers kill millions of birds a year - Technology & Science - CBC News”
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Publication: Canada.com
Title: “TV, radio towers killing millions of birds, scientists say”
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Publication: Vancouver Sun
Title: “Communications towers mystify, then kill, millions of birds: study”
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Publication: Edmonton Journal
Title: “TV, radio towers killing millions of birds, scientists say”
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Publication: Live Science
Title: “Towers Kill 6.8 Million Birds a Year, Study Estimates | Migratory Birds & Collisions | LiveScience”
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Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “6.8 million birds die each year at communication towers”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 04 May 2012 at 20:20 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: ABC News
Title: “7 Million Birds Killed by Transmission Towers Each Year, Perhaps Confused by Warning Lights - ABC News”
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Publication: High Country News
Title: “A towering problem | High Country News”
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Publication: Global Post
Title: “Bird deaths: TV and radio towers kill millions of birds a year”
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Publication: UPI.com
Title: “Communication towers said killing birds - UPI.com”
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Publication: Yahoo! News Daily Brew
Title: “Communications towers killing millions of birds in Canada and U.S., says study | Daily Brew - Yahoo! News Canada”
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Publication: Business Insider
Title: “Man-Made Communication Towers Kill 7 Million Birds Every Year - Business Insider”
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Publication: Disaster News Network
Title: “Many migrating birds killed by towers - Disaster News Network”
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Publication: Environmental Research Web
Title: “Millions of birds perish at Communication Towers, USC study finds - environmentalresearchweb”
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Publication: PressTV
Title: “PressTV - Communication towers kill 7mn birds in N America”
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Publication: Planetsave
Title: “Seven Million Birds Killed Every Year by Communication Towers in North America | Planetsave”
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Publication: The Dallas Morning News
Title: “Soaring telecom towers prove deadly for migratory birds | Dallas-Fort Worth Local Breaking News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News”
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Publication: AllAccess.com
Title: “Study: Communications Towers Killing 6.8 Milllion Birds Per Year | AllAccess.com”
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Publication: Telecom Tiger
Title: “Telecom towers kill 6.8 million birds in U.S. and Canada every year-Study”
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Publication: Khaleej Times
Title: “Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year'”
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Publication: IBN Live
Title: “'Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year' - Tech News - IBNLive”
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Publication: TG Daily
Title: “TV towers killing millions of birds | TG Daily”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 11 May 2012 at 21:41 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Fars News Agency
Title: “Fars News Agency :: Millions of Bird Die at Communication Towers”
http://english.farsnews.c...

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