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 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia for the 2023 Western Bat Working Group Biennial Meeting from April 19 to 21, 2023.

Save the Date

Join colleagues, conservationists and chiropterophilics at Western Bat Working Group’s 2023 Biennial Meeting at the Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from April 18 to 21, 2023.

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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).

Learn How and Where to Report


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.

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