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1 June 2016 Use of a Multi-Tactic Approach to Locate an Endangered Florida Bonneted Bat Roost
Elizabeth C. Braun de Torrez, Holly K. Ober, Robert A. McCleery
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Effective strategies for bat conservation require knowledge of species-specific roost ecology. Thus, conservation planning is difficult for species with poorly understood roost use, such as the federally endangered Eumops floridanus (Florida Bonneted Bat). Prior to this study, only 1 active natural roost had been documented throughout the Florida Bonneted Bat's geographic range. Search efforts to locate new roosts using several techniques have been unsuccessful. Here we present a simple methodology that we successfully implemented to locate a second Florida Bonneted Bat natural roost. Using acoustics, cavity searches, and emergence observations, we documented a colony of Florida Bonneted Bats roosting in a Pinus elliottii (Slash Pine) snag in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Collier County, FL. Our discovery highlights the importance of snags, and provides additional details to state and federal agencies tasked with species recovery.

Elizabeth C. Braun de Torrez, Holly K. Ober, and Robert A. McCleery "Use of a Multi-Tactic Approach to Locate an Endangered Florida Bonneted Bat Roost," Southeastern Naturalist 15(2), 235-242, (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.015.0204
Published: 1 June 2016
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