Bats of  New York 

Setting up acoustic monitoring software in a Westchester County park
Setting up acoustic monitoring software in a Westchester County park

A group of endangered Indiana bats roosting (yes, they live in NY too!)
A group of endangered Indiana bats roosting (yes, they live in NY too!)

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Get to know the bats that call NY home, find out about bat species worldwide, and learn what you can do to help these amazing creatures locally and globally.

Learn about bats of all types, particularly those found in New York. 
What are they, why do they matter, and how can you get involved!
Share your thoughts and  opinions about bats and bat houses!

Image Credit: Jane Hale, The Flint Journal

Spotlight: Get to know one of America's most widespread bats - the Hoary Bat!

Lasiurus cinereus

Image Credit: Ann Froschauer, USFWS

Spotlight: Get to know the most common bat in New York state - the Little Brown Bat!

Myotis lucifugus

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Image Credit: John Chenger, BCM

Meet an expert: John Chenger

President of "Bat Conservation and Management"

Bat Threats: White Nose Syndrome

Read how this fungal infection has impacted bat populations

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Bats and Coronavirus: Overreactions Don't Help

Bats can act as natural hosts, and now they need our help to stop the misinformation that is driving people to kill them.

Check Out Our Instagram

@Bats_of_NYS

Updates, information, and snippets of bat humor at your fingertips. Do you have  bat photos on your Instagram? Consider tagging @Bats_of_NYS or using the hashtag #BatsofInstagram

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Mapping Westchester Bat Boxes 

via Google Maps

Curious to see a real life bat house? This interactive map highlights the locations of bat boxes on public land in and around Westchester County! 

Back of Girl in a Yard

"Bat Tails!" 

Bat stories from community members

"My daughter and I love sitting on our back deck and watching bats swoop and dive at the bugs in our yard. Their agility and speed is amazing and we love the free mosquito control!"

-Madeline, Somers NY

*To submit your own bat tail, fill in the form at the bottom of this site!