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.

Join Us

Join us for the Western Bat Working Group Biennial Meeting and Workshop this April at the Fort Collins Hilton. The upcoming meeting highlights some of the conservation, management and natural history work that has taken place over the last several years.

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Sponsors Welcome

The Western Bat Working Group welcomes and appreciates the support of our 2017 meeting sponsors.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships opportunities available via the ‘Dixie Pierson Memorial Fund,’ ‘Bob Berry Scholarship Fund’ and the ‘Bonnie the Bat Educational Fund.’

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View the inspiration behind, and creators of, these scholarship and educational funds – Bob Berry, Patricia Brown, Elizabeth “Dixie” Pierson, Bill Rainey and ‘Bonnie the Bat.’


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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