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Condor Editor Pick - Bird-Window Collisions & the Double-Edged Sword of Wildlife-Friendly Yards

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Hundreds of millions of birds are killed in collisions with windows each year in the U.S. alone, and although high-rise buildings tend to be the biggest individual culprits, the vast number of suburban homes across the continent means that even a few deaths per house add up fast. A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications examines the factors that affect window collision rates at homes and shows that yards that are more attractive to birds are also the sites of more collisions. Read the press release at https://aoucospubsblog.org/2016/07/27/the-double-edged-sword-of-wildlife-friendly-yards/.

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