Change is in the air . . .

Transition to our new website!


Website updates and critical support logistics are provided through the continuing generosity of the Williams Lake Hotel in Rosendale, NY. Hats off to the staff and management of this family operated facility for their significant contributions to M. sodalis research and protection over the years and for generations to come.

This section of is updated regularly with selected preliminary results of Bat Conservation and Management's ongoing Kingston Telemetry Project. This enables project coordinators to efficiently update state and federal agencies and other interested parties dynamically. In this way information can be analyzed in near real-time and, for example, modifications of the survey objectives might be administered while surveyors are still in the field. Be aware that any data posted here is purely preliminary and exact location or other information may not be revealed due to private land ownership and/or the sensitive nature of our work. Certain links posted may or may not be publicly active at the administrator's discretion at any time. These bats are handled by professionals. No wild animal should ever be handled without proper precautions and protection. All website comments please contact John Chenger, email:

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April 14
To Newburgh and beyond! (whew)

April 13
Well, it's not going to cross the Atlantic at least.

April 12
To West Park and beyond!

April 11


Sodalis ho!!
One shot, one kill.

April 10
First peek.

Project Overview
What, where, and how...


Kingston Telemetry Project

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ibat207The purpose of the Kingston Telemetry Project is to find Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) maternity sites. This will be accomplished by tracking females from hibernation in southeastern New York through migration to their summer roosts-- possibly hundreds of miles away.

Secondary objectives include identifying female Indiana bat movement patterns, roost preferences, and foraging activity during migration.

This project will involve the cooperation of many state and federal agencies, local landowners, and businesses throughout our 24/7 operation which will span nearly two months involving a fleet of vehicles, a small detachment of sleepless personnel, a remote base camp, and even an aerial assault if deemed necessary. Check this page often as it will be updated randomly throughout April and May, 2001.

April 20

Ibat#4 says:
"Follow me until your
front tires are in the Hudson next time!"

April 19
Ibat#4 says:

"Too cold for me tonight!"

April 18
Ibat#4, Matt, and a festivia full of teenage girls pinned down near New Paltz.

April 17

Ibat#3 staked out.

April 16

Ibat#3 refuses to play?

April 15

Sodalis speed record?

April 28
Capture rate dives.

April 26
Our first airstrike.

April 24

To track a bat...

April 23


A male finally arrives.

April 22

On the fifth trap night, sodalis go into hiding.
Download a bat video!

April 21

The wrong 840 square miles.

May 4
More sodalis and
minor police activity.

May 3
No, the turtle wasn't in the harp trap...

May 2

Will any female please step forward...

May 1


Trap, trap,
trap, trap, trap.

April 30

Many sodalis still hanging out.

April 29

Capture rates rocket.

May 5

The last word...for now.

Migration maps:
Get 'em while you can.