Citizen science engages everyday people to assist with collecting data that can move our knowledge forward together.



Join us to help gather data on population trends and habitat occupancy across the Hawaiian Islands. Please share your thoughts on what the research priorities should be.

Makawalu - maka.walu

1. vs. Numerous, many, much, in great quantities (sometimes used with implication of chiefly mana). Lit., eight eyes. Cf. -walu. Pe'ape'a-maka-walu (Eight-eyed-bat) fought by Maui (read story here).

2. n. Type of fighting on plains covered with brush, with irregularly grouped warriors. (Malo 196, 203.)

What interests you the most?
What survey approaches and methods would encourage your participation? *
Would you be happy to purchase your own bat detector at ~ $30USD *
Study design *
Study design
Would you be willing to set out a bat detector to find out if there are bats on your property
Would you be interested in surveying a randomly selected location?
Would you be able to monitor the same site several times during the year?
Which island(s) could you survey? *
Would you like to be added to our mailing list to recieve updates about the launch of this citizen science project?