Bats at North Chicago Wetland

Bats, like birds, have distinctive calls. In September of 2016 we deployed acoustic monitors at four locations in NCWMS and recorded more than 1,200 bat passes.

Four species were detected by the detectors:

– Lasiurus borealis – Eastern Red Bat
– Lasionycteris noctivagans – Silver-haired Bat
– Eptesicus fuscus – Big Brown Bat
Nycticeius humeralis – Evening Bat

Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter SM3BAT Bioacoustic Recorders were placed at 4 locations and recorded from sunset to sunrise.

Kaleidoscope Pro and SonoBat™ were used to analyze recordings.

Silver-haired Bat – Lasionycteris noctivagans                           Big Brown Bat – Eptesicus fuscus




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