Bats: General Information

Bats of North Carolina (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Of the 17 bat species that occur in North Carolina, three are listed as federally Endangered and one is listed as federally Threatened. By educating the public, monitoring populations and protecting bat habitat, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is working to sustain bat populations in the state.

Bat Management (webinar) (U.S. Forest Service)
This webinar discusses why bats are important, some of the threats bats face, their legal status, and how this affects forest managers, and some things that forest and wildlife managers can do to help conserve bats.

Working With Wildlife – Bats (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
Bats are an important pollinator and the only major predator of night-flying insects, eating as many as 7,000 mosquitoes a night.

Coexist with Bats (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Although bats are an integral component of our environment, occasionally they can become nuisance species when they enter the buildings we occupy. Here are some tips for avoid negative interactions with bats and for dealing with nuisance issues.

Bat Factsheet (N.C. Bat Working Group)
Learn basic facts about bats.

Tracking Bat Colonies With High-Speed Cameras (Smithsonian Chanel) (Video)
Scientists place high-speed cameras at the mouth of a cave and catch thousands of bats in action as they fly off to feed.