Collect guano for species ID
Bat guano samples can be collected to identify bat species through DNA analysis. To-date, we have analyzed samples from across the province and documented seven species of bats roosting in buildings and bat boxes!
If you have a roost, you can send in a sample. Guano can be collected throughout the summer. In late August, send all samples to your regional or provincial coordinator. Testing is funding-dependent; priority is given to sites with ongoing participation in the BC Annual Bat Count.
Label the sample with date, location, and your name.
Thank you for participating in this citizen science project!