Grounded and Injured Bats

In Northern Ireland, bats and their roosts are protected under the law.  From time to time members of the public encounter:

  •  Injured bats
  • Bats in rooms in the house
  • Bats prior to / during home building works
  • Wildlife Crime against bats

For advice on injured bats, bats in rooms, bats discovered during building or tree works, please contact:

 During Office Hours (Mon – Fri):

CEDaR (Centre for Environmental Data and Recording)

email: cedar.info@nmni.com, or telephone: 028 9039 5264

 

Outside Office Hours:

Northern Ireland Bat Group (volunteers)

Bat Carers:

  • North Down: Robin Moffitt MBE – 028 9185 2239
  • Derry: Karen Healy – 07704 045 262
  • Belfast: Donna Allen – 07902 929 368
  • Belfast: Austin Hopkirk – 07769 950 758
  • Tyrone/Fermanagh: Catherine Reilly – 07921953227

 

Ambulance Drivers – Will collect and transport to the nearest bat carer:

  • Belfast: Nick Abell – 0759 00 7676 5
  • Belfast: Justin Judge – 07793744037
  • North Coast/Ballymoney/Ballymena: Andrew Dick – 07754842954
  • Newtonards/Belfast: Richard Ayre – 07846611525
  • Newtonabbey/Belfast: Phil McCartney – 07803519579
  • Newtonabbey: Geoff Newell – 07808-363729
  • Derry/Tyrone: Simon Pickett – 07855098642
  • Derry: Joanne Hamilton – 07749908986
  • Derry: Barry Walls – 07725611625

Please note that the Northern Ireland Bat Group is a voluntary organisation and may not be in a position to help you immediately with your enquiry.

 

Publications

A hard copy of Bat Care Guidelines for Vets is available on request and will be sent by post.

The North West Bat Project leaflet – contains some great information about bats, including what to do if you find a grounded bat or a bat in your house.

Click here to download information sheet on grounded bats from Bat Conservation Trust

Click here to download a leaflet from the National Parks and Wildlife Service about what to do if you find a bat in your house..