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The potential role of rock pigeons (Columba livia) in the epidemiology of shiga toxinproducing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Salmonella enterica is unclear. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of STEC and S. enterica in pigeons at urban and dairy settings as a function of season. Prevalence of STEC and S. enterica was estimated by bacteriologic culture of cloacal swabs collected from pigeons trapped at urban and dairy locations in and around Fort Collins, Colorado from January todoi:10.7589/0090-3558-42.1.46 pmid:16699148 fatcat:uhmrxnnrcbbdnkv6a2rm5q4puu