Why Do Boston Bats Migrate

The Massachusetts bats will require a significant amount of energy when doing their usual activities. Therefore, they will have to consume a lot of insects that will serve as their fuel. Once the temperature drops, there will also be a decline in the insect activities. Most bats will be forced to go through a state of torpor in order to conserve their body fat. However, there are also other bats that will choose to migrate.

The Groups of Migratory Boston Bats
Different bat species will migrate from their summer to their winter roosting ground. They are migrating to the place where there is an abundant supply of insects. There are also other that will move to look for a suitable habitat for the winter. Bats are also known to migrate when they are moving to a nursing colony.

Almost all the bat species that will roost on trees such as the hoary bats will prefer to move to the south when the winter comes. Once the fall sets in, the hoary bats that migrate will congregate in northern part of Mexico and along the coast. Migratory bats can be classified into three categories.

The Sedentary Bats
The first type of the migratory bats consists of the sedentary bats. Their breeding and winter colony will include of bat babies in another region. In order to reach the colony, they will have to fly for a maximum of 50 km. Some of the species of bats included in this category would be the Natererio Bats.

Short to Medium-Range Clearance
The migration distance of this bats will not go beyond the 500 km mark. Some of the bats included in this group are the European Placiaausis, the pond and the water bat. They are the most common type of bats with regards to the migration behavior.

Long-Range Clearance
This type of bats will conduct a seasonal clearance that is more than 500 km. In order to reach their summer roosting ground, they will have to cover 1,0000 km. Some of the bats that must endure this extensive travelling are the Pliksnys, pipistrelle dwarf, and brown Primrose. Out of 1,300 species of bats, only a few of them will migrate beyond this mark.

Migration has been considered a fascinating behavior among animals. Nonetheless, human do not possess enough information behind this behavior. Understanding the behavior of the bat’s migration will not only help in comprehending the evolution of the bats but will also be important in determining the casualties caused by the wind turbines especially on the long-range clearance bats.

Whether they must move to raise their young or to a territory with a high insect infestation, bats are migrating to help them increase their rate of survival. Once the temperature returns to the normal state, they will be returning to their original place. Whether the bats are hibernating or migrating, timing is crucial especially for the female bats to guarantee that they will have enough fat reserves that will serve as a fuel in their migration or hibernation.

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