Bat Info

Blagdon Lake is a top site for bats, follow links to find out more.


I have produced a species list for the bats recorded so far at Blagdon Lake (included in the Mammals List), based on the order given in Dietz et al, 2009. There are 18 species of resident bat in the UK, of which 17 are known to be breeding. At the present time, Avon Bat Group, Yatton & Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG), the various professional workers and I have identified 13 species at the lake, but it is generally reckoned that there are probably more to be found.

Bibliography (sources of information)

Bat Conservation Trust website

Dietz, C., Helverson, O. von, Nill, D. 2009. Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa. A&C Black Publishers Ltd., London.

Fisher, J., Francis, J. & Jones, Prof G. The Bats of Britain (an online guide). University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences website

Russ, J. 2012. British Bat Calls A Guide to Species Identification. Pelagic Publishing, Exeter.

Updated 9 June, 2014