Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New York
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New York Project


Northeast Mobile Acoustic Bat Transect Data Assessment

September 2023 - September 2027


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • USFWS
  • USGS

Despite the fact that some of the very first mobile acoustic surveys for bat population monitoring were conducted in New York, adoption of this survey technique has been slow within the region. Select monitoring partners in the region have conducted consistent mobile acoustic surveys, but the information gained from such surveys have not been broadly available because either the data have not been analyzed or the reports produced are not widely accessible. This leaves regional partners with the unanswered question of “how can mobile acoustic surveys help fill my information needs.” To address this gap, we will conduct an analysis of mobile acoustic data collected in the northeast region and communicate what is learned to regional monitoring partners.