Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Number 14: 2-13 - December 1952

A publication of the National Speleological Society

A Survey of Bat Banding in North America, 1932-1951
Charles E. Mohr


Probably few cave enthusiasts realize the extent to which bat banding has been carried on by scientists in the last twenty years. During that time nearly 70,000 bats have been banded (nearly three quarters of them from caves) for the purpose of studying their life history and habits. The extent of this banding activity, its methods, procedures, objectives and results is told here for the first time by one of the nation's top ranking chiropterists.

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