Colorado Bat Watch

Hoary bat, courtesy of Oregon State University. Photograph by: Daniel Neal.
Hoary Bat, courtesy of Oregon State University. Photograph by Daniel Neal (CC BY-SA 2.0,
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Colorado Bat Watch is a collaborative effort to study and conserve bats.

Bats face threats from habitat destruction, white-nose syndrome, wind energy development, and other stresses. Without concerted action to conserve bats in Colorado, these threats could lead to the loss of local bat populations that benefit humans and ecosystems, and contribute to declines of some bat species across North America.

Colorado Bat Watch was developed by Rocky Mountain Wild in collaboration with bat experts from the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, and the North American Bat Monitoring Program. This program recruits and engages community scientists to collect data that will enable these agencies to monitor bat species over time and better understand the impacts of white-nose syndrome and other threats on local bat populations. 

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