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!

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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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Great talk by our leading researcher on bats and wind energy Dr. Erin Baerwald! For those of you who *really* want to know the story - set aside a half an hour and watch. It's a really good talk with the latest information on mortality rates, predictions for populations and what we can do to mitigate impacts from wind turbines. #bats #windpower #skylions

WildEcol Seminar Series
Last week Dr. Erin Baerwald was our guest, and gave a great talk discussing wind energy and migratory bats. Check it out!
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Come down to the Bow Habitat Station today! We are here for FISHtival! Ask us about bat house building! We are here until 4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

Come down to the Bow Habitat Station today! We are here for FISHtival! Ask us about bat house building! We are here until 4pm!

 

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Kelsey Broom good resource

1 week ago

Alberta Community Bat Program

Come by this weekend! We can talk bats! And fish! And fishing bats!

Family FISHtivalFeb 17, 10:00amBow Habitat StationKick off the Family Day and Family Fishing long weekend with FREE outdoor family fun & reduced admission to Investigation Stations inside our Discovery Centre - only $5 +tax per person.

Learn about fish and their wild friends through hands-on Investigation Stations throughout the site. Excited to have a variety of supporting organizations this year as well!

Outdoor Investigation Stations (Free, 10:00-4:00):
- Alberta Aquatic Invasive Species Canine Team
- Casting practice
- Magnetic "ice fishing" game
- Marshmallow roasting
- Snowshoeing & a predator vs prey game

Indoor Investigation Stations ($5/person - last admission at 3:30):
- @[1060598083973279:274:Alberta Community Bat Program]
- @[259914620689871:274:Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS)] with Lito the Hawk
- City of Calgary educators with animal biofacts
- Fly tying with the Hook 'n' Hackle Club
- Kid's Craft Zone
- Parks Canada hands-on displays
- Trout Tales (learning about life cycle, featuring baby trout)
- @[170262052986490:274:Trout Unlimited Canada]

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FAMILIES:
We kindly ask that strollers are left at home for this event. Thank you for your understanding & cooperation!

REMINDER: Due to the Fish Hatchery renovations, there will be no access to the hatchery and no fish feedings this year.
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Family FISHtival

Spring is nearly here and bats will soon be returning to their summer roosts. Now is a great time to put up a bat house. We've made major updates to our Alberta Bat House Guidelines. Check it out at www.albertabats.ca/resources or download it directly at www.albertabats.ca/wp-content/uploads/ACBP-Bat-Houses-in-Alberta.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Spring is nearly here and bats will soon be returning to their summer roosts. Now is a great time to put up a bat house. Weve made major updates to our Alberta Bat House Guidelines. Check it out at www.albertabats.ca/resources or download it directly at https://www.albertabats.ca/wp-content/uploads/ACBP-Bat-Houses-in-Alberta.pdf

 

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Shane

Kelly 😍

Holly! 😁

Anyone building proper bat houses in the Calgary Area that I can purchase?

Vince Ragonese.

We don't seem to have too much activity in the bathouse we put up. Still seem to have one bat hiding out under the roof edge of an old building, in the summer time.

Kelsey Broom

I LOVE the new bat house guide. It's what I needed last fall when I was building my rocket box! Luckily I went overboard on the research and I can say I successfully hit all the checklist items in the document. Hoping for some bats this summer.

Andrew Perkins

What are the ideal conditions for a bat house in ones backyard? Is there any way to find out if there are bats in a neighbourhood in Calgary?

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1 week ago

Alberta Community Bat Program

Anybody looking for grad funding? Take a look or pass it along!Are you a graduate student passionate about conservation? The W. Garfield Weston Fellowship supports graduate students whose field research is relevant to WCS Canada’s conservation objectives at our two long-term conservation sites: the boreal region of northern Ontario and the northern boreal mountains of Yukon and British Columbia.

The 2018 W. Garfield Weston Fellowship application deadline is February 21, 2018 at 5pm Apply today! canada.wcs.org/Fellowships.aspx
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Anybody looking for grad funding? Take a look or pass it along!

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 AssociationThe Chawkers Foundation

TD Friends of the Environment FoundationEnvironment Canada HSP

Have comments, questions, or require assistance with bats? If so, please let us know! Email info@albertabats.ca, phone toll-free (1 866-574-1706), or visit our Contact Page for more options.


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