Bat Awareness Training at Ards and North Down Council

Our Chairperson, Karen Healy delivered free bat awareness training to planners, building control and grounds maintenance staff at Ards and North Down Council on Fri 9th March at Londonderry Park. Thanks to Biodiversity Officer Noeleen Farry for organising the session.    

All Ireland Bat Care Network

Our friends at Bat Conservation Ireland kindly invited us to attend their 9th Irish Bat Conference on 15th October 2017. Our Chairperson, Karen Healy delivered a workshop ‘Bat Care Northern Ireland’ to delegates. On Saturday 21st April, Karen delivered ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ workshop to 15 veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and wildlife rehabilitators in Athlone. […]

AGM 2018

Our AGM will take place at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA on Sunday 6th May @ 2pm Tea/coffee and scones will be provided. To book a place please email

Bat Camp 2018

You are invited to our first ever Bat Camp at National Trust Crom Estate on Saturday 9th June @6pm-11.30pm Bring along your own tent and set up from 6pm before our BBQ at 8pm. Young members can make their own bat mask and take part in ‘Lolly the Leisler’ Treasure Hunt. We will then head […]

Bat Ambulance Training

Our free Bat Ambulance training workshop will take place on Saturday 31st March @ 2pm-4pm New volunteers will learn about the work of the Northern Ireland Bat Group, bat first aid, containment, promoting bats to the public and looking for signs of a roost. If you are in a position to get your vaccinations before […]

Want to help bats in 2018?

We are looking to recruit new volunteers to help with our bat rescue programme this year and as you can see from our map we really need volunteers in Fermanagh, Armagh, Mid Ulster and Newry areas. Free training will be provided starting in March 2018 for ambulance drivers. Volunteer mileage is covered thanks to the […]

Help us count bats

We have teamed up with our friends at Bat Conservation Trust to roll out roost counts across Northern Ireland in 2017. Do you know of a bat roost near you, or do you have bats roosting on your property? Help us monitor how different bat species are faring by taking part in the Roost Count. […]

ERG Grant Scheme Success

We were delighted to receive almost £800 from the ERG Grants Scheme for new bat detectors to help with bat monitoring in Northern Ireland in 2017 The Environmental Recorders’ Group (ERG) was established to provide a forum for people in Northern Ireland who are interested in environmental recording. The group meets twice yearly for discussions, […]

What to do if you find a bat

Any bat that is found on the ground, or in an exposed area, especially during the day, is likely to need help. How can I help? If the bat is on the ground, on an outside wall, or in an exposed area where it may be vulnerable, it should be contained in a box (see the instructions below). […]

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 23rd April at Cultra Manor. Thanks to our speakers Austin Hopkirk, Simon Pickett and Emma Boston for their fascinating talks on Leisler’s bats, BATLAS and Whiskered/Natterer’s in woodland. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Pauline Campbell at CEDaR and Cultra Manor for hosting […]