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Bat Identification

The downloadable documents below give clues and tips on how to identify between bat species. If you are loaning an Anabat or SM2 detector this is not important as we can determine species by using the software, but it is obviously more fun if you and determine this for yourself! Don’t forget, bats cannot read! So they do not always follow the rules. If you are not sure on a species don’t worry about it too much. It is better to have an undetermined identification than it is to have a wrongly determined identification.

What Bat is that (pdf)

Life size bat outlines (pdf)

How to separate pipistrelles, noctules and Daubenton’s bats (pdf)

Habitat types and flight patterns (pdf)