Bat Pups

BAT PUPS We have had several calls already today from kind members of the public who have found a bat pup.  It’s an extremely busy time for our volunteers with calls coming in from across the country 24 hours a day – hot weather, cats and roost disturbance are the usual reasons behind grounded or […]

CIEEM Bat Training Courses 2020

Our Committee Member Dr Emma Boston will deliver two training courses at Crom Estate on 4th and 5th June 2020.  Registration required and discounts available for CIEEM members: Bat Ecology Bat Mitigation  

Merry Christmas and Batty New Year

We would like to wish all our volunteers, members, funders and partners a very Merry Christmas and Batty New Year!

New bat query reporting system

Thanks to our committee member Simon Pickett and Andy our web master from Made in Trebania, we now have a new system to report bat queries.   Go to our home page and scroll to the bottom. Click on report injured/grounded bats   It will then take you to our new system – simply click […]

Happy Halloween

It’s our favourite time of year and a great opportunity to raise awareness on bats! If you know any teachers/community groups/youth leaders wanting to do some batty activities for Halloween the Northern Ireland Bat Group’s ‘Bats a Fact’ resource is online and free to download. https://www.bats-ni.org.uk/bats-in-ireland/  – scroll to the bottom of this page and […]

New County Helplines

NEW COUNTY CONTACT NUMBERS   We have launched our new county contact numbers for after 6pm and at weekends – see below for details. If you have a query between 9am-5pm please contact CEDaR on 028 9039 5264 or Bat Conservation Trust National Bat Helpline on 0345 1300 228 Antrim:  07538505061 Derry:     07399549625 Down/Armagh: […]

AGM 2019

We had a fantastic turn out at our AGM at Crawfordsburn Visitor Centre on Saturday 6th April 2019. Our Chairperson, Karen Healy gave members an update on bat group activities over the past year.  Treasurer, Eleanor Ballard outlined the group’s spending and income in 2018 and Records Secretary Catherine Reilly gave her update on the […]

Introduction to Bat Care – Co Down

The Northern Ireland Bat Group will deliver a one day training session focusing on basic bat care at Crawfordsburn Visitor Centre on Sat 4th May @ 11am-4pm ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ is open to current bat ambulance drivers (min 2 years experience), veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, wildlife rehabilitators and experienced bat workers interested in bat […]

AGM Speakers

Delighted to announce the second speaker at our AGM is none other than John Haddow – we can’t wait to hear all about the Scottish Leisler’s Bat Project! John has over 30 years experience in the monitoring and study of bats including the provision of training for the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) since 2000. He […]

Introduction to Bat Care

The Northern Ireland Bat Group will deliver a one day training session focusing on basic bat care at Creggan Country Park (Sat 27th April 11am-4pm) and Crawfordsburn (Date TBC) ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ is open to current bat ambulance drivers (min 2 years experience), veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, wildlife rehabilitators and experienced bat workers interested […]