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Endangered Species Program

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species program is conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service in the Midwest

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Range-wide Indiana Bat Survey Guidelines

Unless otherwise noted, these Indiana bat survey guidelines can also be used for the northern long-eared bat.

 

NOTE: Project proponents that are conducting presence/absence surveys to assist federal action agencies with Section 7(a)(2) consultation obligations should coordinate with the federal action agency and the Service to determine if surveys for federally listed bat species are recommended. As a reminder, effects determinations for federally listed species are made by the federal action agency, except in cases for informal consultation when the federal agency has designated a non-federal representative.

 

2020 Survey Guidelines

2020 Survey Guidelines March 2020Adobe PDF icon

 

 

A biologist holds an antennae over his head with one hand iwth a device in his other hand. He is triangulating the location of an Indiana bat that has been fitted with a transmitter.

To find a day roost, a biologist triangulates the location of an Indiana bat fitted with a radio transmitter.

Photo by Mike Coffey; USFWS

2020 Bat Reporting Spreadsheets

Instructions Adobe PDF icon - revised 2020

 

Questions and Answers about Use of Standardized Spreadsheets for Reporting Bat Survey Data Adobe PDF icon

 

Midwestern US Spreadsheet (Excel)

 

Northeastern US Spreadsheet (Excel) - revised 2020

 

Plains and Rockies Spreadsheet (Excel) - revised 2020

 

Southeastern US Spreadsheet (Excel) - revised 2020

 

Southwestern US Spreadsheet (Excel) - revised 2020

 

Bat ID Acoustic Software

Automated Acoustic Bat ID Software Programs

 

Background

Methods to Evaluate and Develop Minimum Recommended Summer Survey Effort for Indiana Bats: White Paper Jan. 13, 2014 (13-page PDF Adobe PDF icon)

 

Addendum 1 - Methods to Evaluate and Develop Minimum Recommended Summer Survey Effort for Indiana Bats: White Paper Adobe PDF icon

 

Glossary of Acoustic Bat Survey Terms

 

Archives

History of Summer Survey Guidance Development



 

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