Bats and Licenses

Here is some guidance on bats & licensing in Northern Ireland Bats and their roosts are protected by law throughout Ireland and Great Britain. This means that bats should not be disturbed at any time no matter where they are. Roosts are also protected at all times regardless of whether bats are present or absent. […]

Report a bat roost

REPORT A BAT ROOST TO US 🦇Do you have a bat roost in your house or business & need advice? 🦇 We want to hear from you📱 We can arrange a free roost visit🦇 Our volunteers can carry out a roost count, identify the species, answer all your questions and provide advice on what you […]

If you find a bat

If you find a bat: 🦇please contain it using gloves & put in a secure box with lid (pin holes in the lid). A jam jar or bottle top of water will help thirsty bats in this warm weather 🦇Fill in our online form www.bats-ni.org.uk under queries 🦇 depending on time of day Centre for […]

AGM 2021

  🦇AGM 2021🦇 Our AGM will take place virtually on Saturday 27th February starting @ 6pm We will have updates from our Chairperson, Treasurer, Records Secretary and we are so delighted to be joined by Bat World Sanctuary and Dr Kamiel Spoelstra, Researcher Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) – you will have read Dr Spoelstra’s […]

Happy Halloween

We would like to wish all of our members, volunteers and supporters a Happy Halloween Take care and stay safe

Holy batman it’s a flight cage!

Our Bat Hospitals are finally getting flight cages! Some of our bat carers may have been rescuing and rehabilitating bats since the 1980’s and creating bat hospitals in their homes but now in 2020 we can finally say we have flight cages – hooray! We are delighted with the final product. This flight cage will […]

Batty Events

Now that the bat rescue season has calmed down (a bit!) we as a group are now turning our attention to bat group tasks: Halloween bat events Winter training events for volunteers Swarming and hibernation surveys Bat box monitoring November Committee Meeting Winter Newsletter edition of ‘The Leisler’ for members Installing new flight cages at […]

Hats off to Derry City and Strabane District Council

More good news! We were delighted to read that Derry City and Strabane District Council have adopted a new internal policy that will help to protect bats on its estates. Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee today gave their approval to plans to introduce a new Council policy to […]

Take a bow Ulster Bank

We were delighted to read the news today and see Ulster Bank have included bats in their new £20 note! The note also incorporates Derry’s much-loved Halloween celebrations in their security features – under a UV light you will see skeletons and Leisler’s bat, the largest type of bat in Ireland! Leisler’s bats sometimes called […]

Have a bat query?

Please note that we are an entirely voluntary organisation and do not employ anyone to answer or respond to calls or queries. It has been an extremely busy year for us already and so we have set up a new online system to help our volunteers manage the increased number of bat calls we have […]