County Recorder: Alan Miller
The atlas of records from 1983-2016 is available here: Distribution atlas for bats in Suffolk 1983-2016 (published Nov. 2017) 4 Mb pdf
13 species of Bats have been recorded in Suffolk and SBIS hold over 14,000 unique records in their database.
The Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership published a "Grouped Bat Biodiversity Action Plan" in 2012 and this was developed by the Suffolk Bat Group in consultation with key partners. The plan covers the 13 species of Bat listed below (clicking on one of these species will produce a tetrad map for their distribution in the last 20 years):
- Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus)
- Brandts (Myotis brandtii)* [not recorded in last 20 years]
- Brown long-eared (Plecotus auritus)
- Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) *
- Daubentons (Myotis daubentonii)*
- Leislers (Nyctalus leisleri)*
- Lesser horseshoe (Rhinolophus hipposideros)
- Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii)*
- Natterer’s (Myotis nattereri)*
- Noctule (Nyctalus noctula)
- Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus)*
- Soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
- Whiskered (Myotis mystacinus) *
Note: all of the bats in this grouped plan are UK Biodiversity Action Plan species, except those marked *,
which are Suffolk character species.
- The Suffolk Bat Group
Affiliated to The Bat Conservation Trust, the Suffolk Bat Group was formed in 1984 and helps to protect, enhance and create hibernation sites, carry out surveys, establish bat box projects and enhance understanding of Bats in Suffolk...more information can be found on the Suffolk Wildlife Trust's webpage.
Slides from a talk given to the Suffolk Bat Group on 25.03.2014 by Ben Heather
- Mid Anglian Bat Group
The Mid Anglian Bat Group is a new group working for the conservation and welfare of bats in the Norfolk/Suffolk area, south of Norwich and down to the border with Essex...more information can be found on their website