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
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

Bechstein's Bat Myotis bechsteini

A medium sized bat with fairly long fur that is pale to reddish brown on its back and a light... 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

Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus

The Pipistrelle bats are the smallest of the bats found in the UK. Pipistrellus pipistrellus has... more

Identification of British Bats

Nyctalus leisleri
Eptesicus serotinus
Myotis mystacinus
Rhinolophus hipposideros