Useful links

Useful links on European boreal bats, and on lifelong learning of nature

General links

Habitats Directive

SEA Directive


Use of ultrasound detectors for bat studies in Europe - experiences from field identification, surveys and monitoring

Eptesicus – electronic newsletter on boreal bats (unfortunately, this site was closed by in 2016)

Bat Station (bat research and cooperation in Europe)

Basic equipment

Ultrasound detectors and software to observe and study bats

Digital recorders to record bat sounds from the detector

Strong hand torches to observe bats in flight

Country-related links


Eestimaa Looduse Fond

Sicista Arenduskeskus
MTÜ Suurkõrv

LENA-Eesti (Loodusväärtuste õppimine Euroopas, 2012-2014)

LENA Estonia (Learning Natural Values in Europe, 2012-2014)

Eesti nahkhiirte tähtsad elupaigad

Loodusekoda MTÜ


National implementation report of Finland

The bat species and important bat areas in Helsinki in 2003

Bat habitat requirements – implications for land use planning


Distribution and status of bats in Latvia

New data on the distribution of the barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus in Latvia

Research of bat wintering sites in Gauja National Park, Latvia


Bats of Lithuania: distribution, status and protection

Bat species composition and abundance in two underground hibernaculae in Vilnius before and
after fencing

Bats hibernating in Kaunas Fortress, Lithuania

Bats (Chiroptera) found in bat boxes in Southeastern Lithuania


National report on the implementation of the agreement in Norway

Nordic Chiroptera Information Center (NIFF) - BatLife Nordica

The working group on bats

Russia (European part)

Website of the Russian Bat Research Group

Saint-Petersburg society for bat research and conservation

Russian Bats at Risk as Wildfires Destroy Forest Habitats

Conserving Bats – Russia


Fladdermusfaunan i Sverige
Summary: The Bat fauna of Sweden. Present knowledge on distribution and status.

Bats and offshore wind turbines studied in southern Scandinavia

Behavior of Scandinavian bats during migration and foraging at sea