Bats of British Columbia

by Liz Crocker

Studying bats is a great way to learn about mammals, adaptations and habitats. And you don’t have to wait until night time. Check out E-Fauna BC for information about your local bats. Learn how to make a bat box for your house. Watch for bats on summer evenings, at dusk, near lakes and streams.


Echolocation Video
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This stunning slow motion footage shows how bats use echolocation to find water. We know how bats echolocate to hunt insects, but this is the first study to show how they recognise large, flat objects like ponds (by Youtube contributor Nature Video).

Bat Sounds
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Listen to what a Little Brown Bat sounds like on a bat (sonar) detector. Most bat vocalizations are too high pitched for human ears to hear. Bat detectors allow us to listen in on the sound world of bats (By Soundcloud contributor Bill Kraus).