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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 17, NO. 1 Spring 1999

Volunteers Needed - Grand Canyon Bat Research

Volunteers are needed this summer to assist biologists from the U.S. Forest Service in locating one of the only known maternity roosts of Western mastiff bats (Eumops perotis) in Arizona. Participants will camp and work on the rim of the Grand Canyon for approximately five days, July 12 - 16. Up to eight people are needed for two different types of positions: bat trappers and bat trackers.

Bat Trappers
Trappers will mist-net bats and attach radio transmitters to certain individuals. Requires rabies pre-exposure vaccination. Experience in bat handling preferred.

Bat Trackers
Trackers will triangulate bat positions from the rim of the Grand Canyon using radio telemetry. Select individuals may have the opportunity to hike into remote locations to pinpoint and visit bat roost locations, to conduct exit counts, and to collect roost data. Prefer candidates with driver’s license and personal vehicle for transportation to sites on rough dirt roads. Familiarity with maps and navigation techniques in remote country helpful.

If you are interested in gaining valuable experience in radio telemetry techniques or seeing up to 18 different species of bats, please contact:

Maggie Dowd or Melissa Siders
North Kaibab Ranger District
P.O. Box 248, Fredonia, AZ 86022
(520) 643-7395 • (520) 643-8105 fax

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Postal Bats
Report from Slovakia
Where the Bats Are
BCI Highlights
In Tribute: Kenneth Olson
Tools for Teachinig Bat Conservation
Members' Night Sign-Up Begins May 5
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" at these locations:
Bat Rehabilitation Book Available
Volunteers Needed - Grand Canyon Bat Research
Wish List
Matching Gifts
Mexican free-tailed Bat Sculpture Dedication
Arizona Bat-and-Mouse Natural History Tour

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