A study of bat populations at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bandelier National Monument, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Product Type: 

Report

Year: 

1997

Author(s): 

Bogan, M.A., T.J. O’Shea, P.M. Cryan, A.M. Ditto, W.H. Schaedla, E.W. Valdez, K.T. Castle and L. Ellison

Suggested Citation: 

Bogan, M.A., T.J. O’Shea, P.M. Cryan, A.M. Ditto, W.H. Schaedla, E.W. Valdez, K.T. Castle and L. Ellison. 1997. A study of bat populations at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bandelier National Monument, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. FY95-97 report to Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bandelier National Monument. . 1-76 p.

Although previous work on bats has been conducted in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, the status and trends of bat populations there are not well known. In 1995, a three-year study was initiated to assess the current status of bat species of concern, elucidate distribution and relative abundance, and obtain information on roosting sites of bats. We captured and released 1532 bats of 15 species (Myotis californicus, M. ciliolabrum, M. evotis, M. thysanodes, M. volans, M. yumanensis, Lasiurus cinereus, Lasionycteris noctivagans, Pipistrellus hesperus, Eptesicus fuscus, Euderma maculatum, Corynorhinus townsendii, Antrozous pallidus, Tadarida brasiliensis, and Nyctinomops macrotis) and followed 32 bats of eight species […] to 51 active diurnal roosts…