Acoustic Bat Monitoring
Acoustic Bat Monitoringis coordinated by
Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Centerin partnership with the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
This project trains volunteers like you to conduct acoustic bat surveys of your local area using an AnaBat detector attached to a PDA with GPS. The detector picks up the echolocation calls emitted by bats and translates it to a frequency the human ear can hear. Each detection system records information about phenology and species presence. Data is entered into the Wisconsin Bat Monitoring Program database, with the long-term scope of this project to compile information about phenology, species presence, migration timing vs. residence, and trends of the bat species in Wisconsin.
Topic - bat monitoring
Location - Wisconsin
Goals - monitoring