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Migratory Pollinators Program

Table 1.
Observations of bats in Sonora, Mexico, arranged by vegetation type and municipio.  

CM = Choeronycteris mexicana
IS = Insectivorous species
LC = Leptonycteris curasoae
LS = Lasiurus sp.
LSG = Leptonycterus sign
MC = Macrotus californicus
MS = Macrotus sp.
MA = Myotis auriculus
MF = Myotus fortdens
PP = Pteronotus parnellii
TB = Tadarida brasiliensis
F = Females
FWY = Females with young
MR = Maternity roost for Leptos
TR = Transition roost for Leptos
DGR = desert grassland
FTS = Foothills thornscrub
TDF = Tropical deciduous forest
SDS = Sonoran desertscrub

Sonoran Desert Subdivisions: AZU = Arizona Upland, CGC = Central Gulf Coast, LCV = Lower Colorado River Valley, PSD = Plains of Sonora desertscrub.

Site No. Nearest Municipio Vegetation Species # Bats Notes
1 Cucurpe

AZU

LC, MC, IS <100 MR, 20-25 FWY
2 Guaymas

CGC

LC unknown TR
3 Guaymas

CGC

LC <10,000 MR
4 Guaymas

CGC

LC >10,000 
5 Hermosillo

CGC

LC, MC 312 Leptos TR
6 Hermosillo

CGC

LC

unknown

 
7 Hermosillo

CGC

LC

unknown

 
8 Pitiquito

CGC

LC       4,000 
9 Pitiquito

CGC

TB >100,000 
10 Pitiquito

CGC

LSG

unknown

 
11 Imuris

DGR

IS <1000 
12 Arivechi

FTS

MC

unknown

 
13 Arivechi

FTS

unknown

unknown

Bats heard
14 Bacanora

FTS

None

 
15 Bacanora

FTS

Unknown

unknown

 
16 Bacanora

FTS

MA, MC, TB,

unknown

 
17 Moctezuma

FTS

LSG, MC, MF, PP >100 
18 Moctezuma

FTS

unknown

unknown

Bats heard
19 Moctezuma

FTS

unknown

unknown

 
20 Nacozari

FTS

None

 
21 Sahuaripa

FTS

CM

unknown

 
22 Sahuaripa

FTS

CM, TB

unknown

 
23 San Miguel de Horcasitas

FTS

unknown

unknown

Bats heard
24 San Miguel de Horcasitas

FTS

IS <1000 
25 San Miguel de Horcasitas

FTS

LSG <100 
26 San Miguel de Horcasitas

FTS

None

 
27 San Miguel de Horcasitas

FTS

unknown

unknown

 
28 San Miguel de Horcasitas

FTS

unknown

unknown

 
29 San Pedro de la Cueva

FTS

TB >10,000 
30 Soyopa

FTS

MA

unknown

High disturbance
31 Tecoripa

FTS

MS >100 
32 Tecoripa

FTS

LS <100 
33 Ures

FTS

None

 
34 Caborca

LCV

LSG <10,000 
35 Caborca

LCV

LSG, MC, TB >10,000 20-25 MC
36 Puerto Peñasco

LCV

LC 100,000 MR, All F
37 Carbó

PSD

LC, MC, TB >6,000 Mostly Tadarida, MR
38 Carbó

PSD

LC 500 
39 Carbó

PSD

MC >100 
40 Carbó

PSD

TB <100 
41 Hermosillo

PSD

MC unknown 
42 La Colorada

PSD

CM, TB unknown 
43 La Colorada

PSD

CM, MC, TB, unknown 
44 Alamos

TDF

LC >10,000 
45 Alamos

TDF

LC 200 
46 Alamos

TDF

LC >1,000 
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