Finding Uluru’s bats

Kerrie and Macca with the Anabat detector

Kerrie and Macca with the Anabat detector

Did you know that Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has around 10 species of bat? 

We haven’t surveyed for bats for over 10 years, so recently we hired bat ecologist Claire Hourigan to develop a new survey methodology and train park rangers in bat identification, the use of Anabat recorders and harp traps.  Anabat recorders find bats by detecting and analysing their calls.

We plan to undertake bat surveys later this year.  Check out park rangers Macca and Kerrie learning how to use the Anabat detectors!

Vanessa, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

 

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