Hello. Welcome to the Western Bat Working Group, a partner in the Coalition of North American Bat Working Groups. The WBWG consists of agencies, organizations and individuals passionate about bat research, management and conservation from fifteen western states; the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan; the Northwest and Yukon territories and northern Mexico.



Western Bat Working Group 2021 Virtual Conference and Workshop

Join fellow bat biologists, researchers, managers and students for the Western Bat Working Group’s 2 day, ‘Virtual Biennial Conference and Workshop’ to connect on current bat projects across the west.

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Report Sick or Dead Bats

Support critical efforts to monitor the expansion of white-nose syndrome and protect North American bats. Please report any potential white-nose syndrome observations including dead bats and/or abnormal behavior (e.g. flying during hibernation period, December through March; daytime activity; bats unable to fly).

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Discover western North America’s thirty-three bat species. Learn about their distribution, life history characteristics, habitat associations and current conservation efforts.




Become an important member of the Western Bat Working Group. Your contribution and involvement advance awareness and conservation of North American bats.




Western Bat Working Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can contribute via direct donation or by supporting one of our scholarship or educational funds.



Say hello. Whether you are searching for bat information, curious about our mission, or require technical assistance, we would love to hear from you.


Western Bat Working Group
Western Bat Working Group

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