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Re: Bat detector

Subject: Re: Bat detector
From: "n58bn" n58bn
Date: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:06 pm ((PST))

> I have recorded over 3500 bird species and now I  plan to record
all 900
> species of bats in the world, it's a project I have had up my
sleeve for
> many years, there are so many endangered bats out there with very
> information and sounds to compare against.


That sounds like a wonderful project.

I am currently working on a call library of the bats of South
Florida. Of the nine species that should be here, none have adequate
documentation of their calls and three do not have any audio
recordings that I have been able to find. One of the biggest
problems is being sure which bat you are recording. I hope to use my
library as a means of identify bats in the future. For the call to
be used for this purpose I need to have 100% certainty of the
species recorded. Since it is very difficult to identify a flying
bat at night, it is often necessary to catch the bat and light tag
them before release and recording.

Bat Conservation International  offers a
class in acoustic monitoring of bats you might find helpful. They
have not posted the schedule for next year yet but it should be
September 11-16, 2007.

When you are ready to record in South Florida, let me know, I would
enjoy joining you.


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