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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If you have to exclude bats from a building...now is the time to to it! Aside from following the exclusion guidelines (we have these for free at albertabats.ca), we also recommend building a bat house or two to give bats returning in spring an alternate home! #bats #haveflownthecoopCool weather is a reminder that bats have likely left their summer roosts and it is time to do any roofing or renos. If you are doing a bat exclusion, don't forget to use a 1-way flap to make sure there are no stragglers inside! ... See MoreSee Less

If you have to exclude bats from a building...now is the time to to it! Aside from following the exclusion guidelines (we have these for free at albertabats.ca), we also recommend building a bat house or two to give bats returning in spring an alternate home! #bats #haveflownthecoop

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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