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 9am-5pm)

– CEDaR (Centre for Environmental Data and Recording)

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

Bat Conservation Trust National Bat Helpline:

0345 1300 228

 

Outside Office Hours (after 6pm and weekends only)

Northern Ireland Bat Group Volunteers

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.

WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE TO COVER ALL OF NORTHERN IRELAND.

IF YOU CANNOT REACH US ON THE TELEPHONE PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL AND OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS THEY CAN. 

IF THE BAT IS INJURED  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL VET FOR ADVICE.

Antrim:  07538505061

Derry:     07399549625

Down/Armagh:   07889747195

Fermanagh/Omagh: 07538505167

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..