British Bats

British Bats on Wild About Britain includes the latest bat news from across the UK, hundreds of bat photos in our image gallery, dozens of bat conversations in our mammal forum, a directory of British bat-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with with information on everything from the Noctule and Serotine Bats to the Bechstein's Bat and the Pipistrelle.

Encyclopedia of British Bats

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Serotine Bat Eptesicus serotinus

The Serotine bat is one of the largest bats found in the UK. It has long fur that is dark to... more

Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

One of the largest bats in the UK with short goldish reddish/brown fur on its back that will... more

Whiskered Bat Myotis mystacinus

The Whiskered bat has shaggy fur that can be a dark brown, greyish brown or light brown on its... more

Brown Long-eared Bat Plecotus auritus

The second most common bat in Britain with ears that are three quarters the length of its head... more

Brandt's Bat Myotis brandti

The Brandt's bat has a shaggy fur that is a light reddish brown in colour with a visible golden... more

Identification of British Bats

Nyctalus noctula
Myotis mystacinus
Myotis daubentoni
Nyctalus leisleri