While watching archived videos of bats at Coronado National Memorial, participants in the online, citizen science project Arizona BatWatch made an exciting discovery. Several participants shared videos of an unknown mammal to the project’s discussion board. According to Helen Fitting, National Park Service Biologist with the Southeast Arizona Group, the animal was a long-tailed weasel … Continue reading Arizona BatWatch Participants Document New Species for Coronado National Memorial
Congratulations everyone! We made our goal of completing the first set of 2013 videos by the end of International Bat Night! After taking a couple of weeks off, it is time to start working on the next set of videos. While you are classifying the new set of videos, I am sharing the results from … Continue reading New videos are online
International Bat Night will take place Aug. 26-27 this year. Since the event started in 1997, organizations in over 30 different countries have hosted International Bat Night events highlighting bats and all the amazing things they do. In honor of International Bat Night, I’m issuing a challenge to all Arizona BatWatch participants. Let’s finish this … Continue reading International Bat Night Challenge
The next season of videos is being uploaded to Arizona BatWatch today! We’re excited about having the new season of videos to analyze. The videos are from the 2013 population counts. Although they were originally made to verify the population counts, they are now being re-purposed to study the behavior of the bats flying around … Continue reading New Season of Videos is Available!
Recently we ran a short test to help us determine if we needed to make changes to our workflow before uploading the next set of videos. Thank you to everyone who participated in the test and provided us with feedback. Your comments were very helpful and insightful to us. Below is a summary of your … Continue reading Update on Recent Test and Exciting News