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)
Brandts (Myotis brandtii)*
[not recorded in last 20 years]
Brown long-eared (Plecotus auritus)
Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)*
Daubenton's (Myotis daubentonii)*
Leisler's (Nyctalus leisleri)*
Lesser horseshoe (Rhinolophus hipposideros)
Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii)*
Natterer’s (Myotis nattereri)*
Noctule (Nyctalus noctula)
Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus)*
Soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Whiskered (Myotis mystacinus)*
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
Help with species identification