Live Bat Camera
Welcome to, what is believed to be, the state’s first live-streaming cam ever placed inside a bat roosting site at Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area near Safford, Arizona. This cam provides viewers the opportunity to watch these flying mammals during the summer!
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SPECIES: Pallid bats (Antrozus pallidus), cave myotis (Myotis velifer), and Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis), canyon bats (Parastrellus hesperus), Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasilensis) and the occasional Lesser Long-Nosed Bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)
SEASON: May – September
ACTIVE TIMES: All day, with high peaks in the late afternoon – evening
What to expect on the cams
This stream shows an unedited glimpse of nature in all its beauty and occasional harsh reality. One of the best viewing opportunities will take place in the evenings, when the bats leave the roosting site for the night to feed. Other activities viewers might observe include grooming, sleeping, scratching, flying from one spot to another, and various interactions with other bats.
The bats were first observed in an old barn located on the property in 1992. It soon was discovered that at least one species was using the barn to give birth and raise its young, although it’s believed the barn is not being used now as a nursery by any particular species. In keeping with the department’s mission, the barn was set aside for the bats’ use, & disturbances are kept to a minimum to ensure their safety and continued use of the building.
how the cam is funded
If you enjoy this stream, help support it and other wildlife viewing program activities by making a donation.
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