While acoustic monitoring allowed researchers to differentiate between the calls of big brown bats, eastern red bats, silver-haired bats, and hoary bats, it was not as helpful at estimating population numbers or locations. To tackle this challenge, UWI again turned to citizen scientists to contribute key data. By reporting sightings and photos of bats to firstname.lastname@example.org, local citizen scientists have helped identify the locations where local bat populations congregate, focusing UWI’s efforts and aiding research into the health of these elusive urban insectivores.
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