Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

This bat walk at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge () on May 18th, part of the 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival, was with Chris Hein of Bat Conservation International, who also did the one we attended at the Audubon Society of Portland last year. Chris gave a presentation about Oregon bat species and bat knowledge in general, and following the presentation he led an outdoor “bat walk” into the refuge, using an acoustic detector to listen for bats as the sun went down. Enjoy the pictures:

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

We watched bats flitter about over these trees:

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Patrick was searching for spit bugs:

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

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3 Responses to Bat Walk at 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

  1. Cheryl Hart says:

    Thank you, Michael for posting this. Wish I could have participated in this. I have always been fascinated by bats–I’m sure Freud would have had something to say about what that indicates about my psyche.

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