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Research Article

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

  • Stephen B. Hager mail,

    stevehager@augustana.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Bradley J. Cosentino,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, United States of America

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  • Kelly J. McKay,

    Affiliation: BioEco Research and Monitoring Center, Hampton, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Cathleen Monson,

    Affiliation: Reynolds, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Walt Zuurdeeg,

    Affiliation: Davenport, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Brian Blevins

    Affiliation: Davenport, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Published: January 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053371

About the Authors

Stephen B. Hager
Department of Biology, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Bradley J. Cosentino
Department of Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, United States of America
Kelly J. McKay
BioEco Research and Monitoring Center, Hampton, Illinois, United States of America
Cathleen Monson
Reynolds, Illinois, United States of America
Walt Zuurdeeg, Brian Blevins
Davenport, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: stevehager@augustana.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests. Mr. McKay is the owner of BioEco Research and Monitoring Center. He conducts consulting work for businesses and agencies requiring ecological assessments of birds. Mr. McKay has never consulted on nor anticipates future business related to the research in this manuscript. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SBH BJC KJM CM WZ BB. Performed the experiments: SBH KJM CM WZ BB. Analyzed the data: SBH BJC. Wrote the paper: SBH BJC.