Create Bat Report

We encourage you to submit current records as well as any historical sightings. Please submit each sighting separately as a separate report.

Submit Your Bat Sighting

Your Contact Information
Your contact information is not required but it will allow us to contact you if we have further questions about your sighting. This information will not be made public and it will only be used if a followup contact is necessary.
Sighting Details
Please specify the date as accurately as you can. If you are unsure of the date, check the above checkbox and specify only the portion of the date that you know.
If you are reasonably sure you know what species of bat you saw, please indicate it here. You can indicate how certain you are below. If you saw more than one species, please fill out a separate form for each.
Please indicate your level of confidence in identification of the species
If you feel that the bat or bats in your area are a "nuisance", please check this box. Your submission will be passed on to NSDNR regional services. To learn more about about when bats become a nuisance, click here.
Please select the type of structure the bat was seen using. Select "Other" and fill in the space provided if your selection is not available on the list.
Photos: Order
Maximum file size: 10 MB
Allowed extensions: jpg jpeg
If you have photos of the bats or of the location that you would like to share, please provide them here. Click on the browse button to select your file and then click on upload.
Please tell us anything else you may know about your sighting. Any details or general information may be helpful.
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(decimal degrees)
Please either specify a location above by entering a latitude and longitude or by clicking on the map (if you click in the wrong place, you can correct your location by clicking again in the right place). Alternatively, you may enter an address below. You don't need to specify an exact address. A town name is sufficient but the more detail you provide the more useful your report will be. PLEASE NOTE: If you enter an address, the map location may appear approximated after you submit your sighting. This is normal and it doesn't mean you entered your address incorrectly.

Please enter the latitude and longitude of the location if you know it. You may alternatively enter the address of the location below and our system will attempt to map the location automatically. You may also use the map above to find and mark the location.
If you place a marker on the map by mistake, just click the marker again to delete it.
e.g. a place of business, venue, meeting point
This data may be shared with partner organizations for conservation purposes.
You may be contacted by those organizations for further information.