Backyard Bats: Bat/Hummingbird Feeder Study
Volunteers are needed for a hummingbird feeder monitoring study. Participation by households throughout southern Arizona is encouraged to determine the presence of lesser long-nosed bats. It’s easy and interesting to volunteer on this citizen science project!
How to participate
- Monitor your feeder at least once per week, measuring the level of fluid in the feeder just before it gets dark and again in the early morning.
- Input your data on this website using the “Weekly Data Input Form” below. We will also ask you to fill out the “End of Season Summary Form” one time in the winter when the bats have begun their migration and stopped visiting your feeder.
- Additional information and detailed instructions can be found in the links below.
Lesser long-nosed bat
Select study results
In the media
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