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
Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

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

Nathusius's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii

During the summer the Nathusius bat has a reddish brown fur on its back, however, this back fur... more

Leisler's Bat Nyctalus leisleri

A medium sized bat with short blackish brown fur on its back that turns a reddish colour towards... more

Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus

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

Barbastelle Bat Barbastella barbastellus

The Barbastelle bat is a medium sized bat that has long silky fur that is dark brown to black in... more

Identification of British Bats

Myotis brandti
Nyctalus noctula
Myotis mystacinus
Myotis bechsteini