Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Stann
Creek District, Belize
Fieldwork December 2002 - February 2003
Ramon Guzman setting out a vegetation
Ramon Guzman and Jenovivo Peck measuring
Cojoba arborea tree along vegetation transect
Bruce Miller, Carolyn Miller, Ramon Guzman and Augusting
Howe setting up a "harp" trap designed for
Another technique to record bats are "acoustic
traps" which record the vocalizations of bats.
Each acoustic trap has its own power source, recorder
and amplifier. The recorder automatically switches on
at nightfall and switches off at dawn. All of it fits
in a small plastic container to keep out rain.
Bruce and Carolyn Miller, measuring, weighing and
recording the bats caught in the harp traps
Peter Herrera performing a spot
count for birds. Spot counts are a standardized method
to assess bird diversity and density. All the vegetation
transect have in this way also been sampled for birds.