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13 species of Bats have been recorded in Suffolk and SBIS hold over 14,000 unique records in their database. The Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership published a "Grouped Bat Biodiversity Action Plan" in 2012 and this was developed by the Suffolk Bat Group in consultation with key partners. The plan covers the 13 species of Bat listed below (clicking the name shows a tetrad map for their distribution in the last 20 years).
Note: all of the bats in this grouped plan are UK Biodiversity Action Plan species, except for those marked*, which are Suffolk character species.

Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus)
Barbastelle distribution map
Brandts (Myotis brandtii)*

[not recorded in last 20 years]

Brown long-eared (Plecotus auritus)
Brown long eared bat distribution map
Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)*
Common Pipistrelle bat distribution map
Daubenton's (Myotis daubentonii)*
Daubentons bat distribution map
Leisler's (Nyctalus leisleri)*
Leislers bat distribution map
Lesser horseshoe (Rhinolophus hipposideros)
Lesser horseshoe bat distribution map
Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii)*
Nathusius’ pipistrelle bat distribution map
Natterer’s (Myotis nattereri)*
Natterer’s bat distribution map
Noctule (Nyctalus noctula)
Noctule bat distribution map
Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus)*
Serotine bat distribution map
Soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Soprano pipistrelle bat distribution map
Whiskered (Myotis mystacinus)*
Whiskered bat distribution map

The Suffolk Bat Group

Affiliated to The Bat Conservation Trust, the Suffolk Bat Group was formed in 1984 and helps to protect, enhance and create hibernation sites, carry out surveys, establish bat box projects and enhance understanding of Bats in Suffolk...more information can be found on the Suffolk Wildlife Trust's webpage.

Slides from a talk given to the Suffolk Bat Group on 25 March 2014 by Ben Heather

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