MEGA Murray-Darling Microbat Project

Join us and contribute to the knowledge about our local microbat species.

The MEGA Murray-Darling Microbat Project is a citizen science partnership project between the South Australian Museum, SA Murray-Darling Basin NRM Board, the University of South Australia and local community groups, including us!

There is still so much to learn about the 16 microbat species in this region, including their current conservation status and the links between species diversity, habitat type and condition.

The project uses ultrasonic bat detectors to record the calls of bats flying past during the night, each species has its own individual call pattern, from these recordings scientists can tell which species were present.

Get Involved!

The  program is open to anyone interested in bats. It is as easy as borrowing an acoustic recorder, turning it on and hanging it up in your yard or property overnight.
You then upload details about your site to the Atlas of Living Australia via the Biocollect portal. The data collected will be analysed by scientists and you will be notified about what bats were recorded at your site.

To borrow a bat detector, contact Jacqui Wilson – | 8536 5621

The MEGA Murray-Darling Microbat Project is funded by the Australian Government under the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme.