A Beginner’s Guide to Bat-watching

Rohit Chakravarty

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Anybody who’s looked at the sky at dusk would know that, like birds, bats are ubiquitous. The challenge is not in knowing that they’re there but in finding out who they are and where they came from!

Anybody who’s looked at the sky at dusk would know that, like birds, bats are ubiquitous. The challenge is not in knowing that they’re there but in finding out who they are and where they came from. The ability to share space with us and yet remain unknown sets bats apart from other animals. And it is precisely this faculty that adds the sense of exploration that makes bat-watching compelling. If you have been intrigued by the mystery of bats read on to find out how to explore and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

Read on for an article and a photofeature of common bats of India and how and where to find them!


About the author

Rohit Chakravarty

Rohit Chakravarty is an alumnus of MSc. Wildlife Biology and Conservation at National Centre for Biological Sciences and is currently studying bats in Uttarakhand.



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