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Researchers evaluate the efficacy of NABat in Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

A 2019 article published in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management found that North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) summer survey protocols were effective for monitoring a wide range of species and may also reveal previously-unknown information about species' ranges. The program's efficacy was evaluated by comparing historical species distributions with data collected in South Carolina from 2015-2016. While NABat was deemed an effective tool for monitoring species trends and distributions, the authors also note that detection probabilities were higher for stationary point surveys than for mobile transects and suggest that future efforts consider species-specific factors that may influence detection probability. Read the full paper here.


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