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Gallery: Bat Radio Tracking Snapshots

Bat Conservation and Management's first major project was radio tracking female Indiana bats as they emerged from a mountaintop railroad tunnel. That was in 2000 when only one other organization had previously attempted using relatively new, exceedingly small VHF radio beacons to keep track of tiny microbats. All we knew back then is that our bats might travel 300 miles in any direction within a few nights. We were using paper too maps and only one team member had a new-fangled cell phone. Our project became the case study that highly successful efforts in New York and Pennsylvania would be based on, and BCM continued to contribute to those migration projects for the next decade when they were active. 

At this point today we have conducted surveys for all major government agencies, a large number of private corporations, and quite a few consulting firms that have needed our specialized field services.
Note: any photos showing technicians handling bats bare handed are legacy images from a period when this was common practice, and anyone handling wildlife would have obtained rabies pre-exposure vaccination.