Report your bats

Report a dead or sick bat:

Fill out the form below, email info@bcbats.ca or call 1-855-922-2287. Or click on the “contact us” link to report to the community bat program in your region.

With the recent detection of White Nose Syndrome on a bat in Washington State, the BC Community Bat Program is asking for the public’s help in reporting dead or sick bats. If possible, collect the dead bat (without touching them with bare hands) and wrap with a paper towel and place in a plastic zip lock bag. Contact your local bat program immediately. Refrigerate the specimen or freeze if it will be longer that 48 hours before the bat is picked up. White Nose Syndrome is a fungus that is not harmful to humans. 

Report bats on your property:

Whether you have bats and want them out of your house or are happy leaving the colony where it is, reporting your colony helps us keep track of bats in BC. The Project Biologist in your region can discuss your bat issues with you and help you develop a conservation-based strategy for removing them that will get them out without hurting them or you (if that is your goal). We are also very happy to hear from landowners who are happy to have their bats where they are so we can provide you with information to identify and monitor the bat colony. All 16 species of bats in BC are protected under the Provincial Wildlife Act.

Fill out this form:

to report a sick or dead bat, or a colony of bats, please fill out the following form or contact your local Community Bat Project.

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