Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
Hard copy: ISSN 1691–8088
On-line: ISSN 2255–9582
Environ Exp Biol (2021) 19: 7–10
About the Journal Retractions Open Access Author Guidlines Current Issue Archive
Environmental and

Environ Exp Biol (2021) 19: 7–10

Orginal Paper

Funnel trap as a method for capture migrating bats in Pape, Latvia

Oskars Keišs1*, Donats Spalis1, Gunārs Pētersons2
1 Laboratory of Ornithology, Institute of Biology, University of Latvia, Jelgavas 1, Rīga LV–1004, Latvia
2 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Kristapa Helmaņa 8, Jelgava LV–3004, Latvia
* Corresponding author, E-mail: oskars.keiss@lu.lv


We constructed a large funnel trap on the coast of the Baltic Sea on dunes of Pape village, Latvia. The trap has been used during the peak autumn migration of bats in Latvia in August and September. During the period of 2014 – 2020, about 40 thousand bats were captured in the trap, mostly Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii, about 35 thousand individuals. In migration hotspots of bats, this is suggested method of trapping since large number of bats might be trapped without entangling bats in mist-nets

Key words: bat migration, funnel Heligoland trap, Pipistrellus nathusii.

Environ Exp Biol (2021) 19: 7–10
 DOI: http://doi.org/10.22364/eeb.19.02

Prof. Gederts Ievinsh
Published by
University of Latvia

For Authors
Directory of Open Access Journals
Google Scholar
Thomson Reuters
CAB Abstracts
Last modifications: 2021.10.18-09:17

Print ISSN 1691-8088 – Online ISSN 2255-9582 Copyright © 2024 University of Latvia