The study of bats’ roosts is very important for different reasons. First, bats spend at least half of their life in the roost. They are also protected from predators and inclement weather. Finally, it is well known that roosts are used for rearing young. All these factors make roosts vital for the survival and reproduction of bat species. Roosts also provide, a very important location for social interactions, like copulation, grooming and feeding.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology release a few day ago their new app eBird. The goal of the app is maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast number of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers.
After a few days checking trails and looking for tents, today I did the first experiment of the season!
Finally back to the rainforest and ready for a new season of fieldwork. This year I am working at Barú field station on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. Barú has an area of ~300 ha (~741 acres) of secondary forest, which is perfect for the goals of my project!