Bats of New York
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!
Image Credit: Ann Froschauer, USFWS
Spotlight: Get to know the most common bat in New York state - the Little Brown Bat!
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
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.
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!
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!