Alberta Bats

Alberta Bats


The Alberta Community Bat Program’s mission is to raise awareness of bat conservation issues, help local residents manage bats in buildings, and to collect data needed to monitor and better understand bats in the province.

Contact us if you need help with bats or get involved with bats through citizen science.

News

Alberta Community Bat Program joins the Neighbourhood Bat Watch Research Network!

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We enjoyed a very successful launch of our citizen science program in 2016. Now, just in time for the 2017 season, we have partnered with Neighbourhood Bat Watch to work towards creating a national citizen science program for reporting observations of bats and bat roosts. This is an exciting new development and the new system offers excellent opportunities for all Albertans to get involved with bat monitoring. New tools allow users to track roosts and bat observations over time and to map public observations across the province. The Alberta Community Bat Program, in partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks, continues to manage submissions through the program that occur within Alberta. Visit our citizen science page for more information.



‘Alberta Guide for Managing Bats in Buildings’ now released!

Alberta bat house guidelines

Great news! We have just released our Alberta Guide for Managing Bats in Buildings. Read this guide for information on bats that use buildings in Alberta, and how to be good stewards of bats on your property. We provide information on how to enhance and maintain building roosts, as well as how to minimize harm to bats that must be excluded from buildings. Also see our resources page for more guides and information about bats.

Social Media Updates

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BCBATS are doing their second round of bat counts in mid-August! Start now to plan your bat counting party! Then report your results (for Alberta you can register your bat house or building count at albertabats.ca)

Too bad we don't have this species in Alberta! Townsend's Big-eared bats tend to roost right out in the open like this! You can't miss those ears! #bats #CountThemAll #batsneedfriendsOne bat...
OK, it is not always as easy as counting this one cooperative Townsend's Big-Eared Bat! Get ready for Round 2 of the BC Annual Bat Count: JULY 21 - AUGUST 15.

Details at bcbats.ca/index.php/get-involved/participate-in-the-bc-bat-count
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BCBATS are doing their second round of bat counts in mid-August! Start now to plan your bat counting party! Then report your results (for Alberta you can register your bat house or building count at albertabats.ca)

Too bad we dont have this species in Alberta! Townsends Big-eared bats tend to roost right out in the open like this! You cant miss those ears! #bats #CountThemAll #batsneedfriends

Great little clip of some very excited "bat counters" from coastal BC! They are with a bat biologist who is holding a bat detector - you can hear the "clicks" of the echolocation calls as heard via the detector as the bats exit the building. Most bats leave to hunt about a half hour after the sun sets, so it is still bright enough that you can see them leaving. Nice work BC! #bats #CountThemAll

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Have you ever seen bats leaving their colony at sunset? Here's a bat counter's eye view of bats emerging for their nightly adventures. This video was taken by the Nanaimo Nature Kids participating in the Habitat Acquisition Trust Community Bat Count.

We welcome your reports of bats roosting on your land to bat@hat.bc.ca.

Thank you to Lush Cosmetics North America and MEC for funding the Bat Program this year. We can do more for our bats together!
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Aw, thanks for sharing prairie neighbours! #gottacountemall 🙂

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Alberta Community Bat Program

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Apologies if this leads to some unexpected expenses to anyone with a weakness for bat-related swag! I think I need to buy an iPhone just so I can get one of those otterboxes! :-) #TooMuchFun

The Alberta Community Bat Program is developed in collaboration with:

Wildlife Conservation Society CanadaGovernment of Alberta

This program is supported with funding from:

Alberta Ecotrust FoundationAlberta Conservation AssociationTD Friends of the Environment FoundationEnvironment Canada HSP

Have comments, questions, or require assistance with bats? If so, please let us know!


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