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Bats Northwest

"helping bats in Washington State"


Little Brown Bat

Bats Northwest is a nonprofit organization formed in 1996 by scientists, educators, and interested lay people to help protect Pacific Northwest bat populations through education and research.

Bats Northwest envisions a future where the essential role of bats is understood, where the public recognizes the vital place of bats in our environment and economy, and where all are inspired by bats’ remarkable attributes and invaluable contribution to our natural heritage.

To this end we work to educate the general public about bats, we join with government biologists to research and protect local bat populations, we act as a conduit of information about bats, and we encourage responsible attitudes and actions in human/bat conflicts.

Recent and Upcoming:

1) Seattle Woodland Park Zoo Bat Week 2021!

- click here and scroll to midpage to check out the week's events!

2) Bat Week 2021, coming up!

The annual celebration of bats is the last week of October - click the image above to open a new tab to see why bats are so interesting and important to our ecosystem, and how you can help!

Here's two USFS Bat Educator webinar recordings from last year (the first is oriented more toward non-formal educators, and the second more toward formal educators, otherwise similar content):

BatWeek for Educators - (from) October 1, 1:00 p.m.
BatWeek for Educators - (from) October 1, 7:00 p.m.

We've also compiled a quick list of additional Bat Week and related resources - click here to open the PDF in a new tab.

3) Latest on Covid 19 and Bats - click the image to learn more!

4) Check out our Mercer Slough Bat Survey results data!

Click here to review.