Online Form for Submitting Comprehensive Roost Information
Thank you for reporting your roost observations, and helping to monitor maternity colonies in Alberta.
For more information on the citizen science project, or to find detailed instructions, visit the project webpage.
Please use this form after submitting your basic roost information using the Neighbourhood Bat Watch web form. Colony counts should also be submitted through the Neighbourhood Bat Watch web form. If you do not wish to submit your observations to Bat Watch, you are still encouraged to submit your observations using this form. Submission of comprehensive roost information is encouraged but is not required to be involved in the citizen science program.
Please complete the form separately for each roosting location, even if it is on the same property. Two bat houses installed next to each other (e.g., back to back pairs) are considered as two houses and should be submitted seperately. Roosts in multiple buildings on the same property should also be reported separately. Please provide an explanation in the comment section if more than one report is submitted for the same property. This form can be submitted multiple times for the same roost (such as if new monitoring data is available), but please make it clear in the comments if this is a supplemental submission for a previously reported roost.
If possible, please complete all fields – this will ensure the data is usable for analyses of roosting habitat. However, we encourage all submissions even if some information cannot be provided. You are encouraged to contact us if you require additional clarification.
We highly encourage the reporting of negative results (e.g., non-use or observations of dead bats).