How many species of bat are found in the UK?

Believe it or not there are seventeen species of bat in the UK and the four most common that you’re most likely to see are:

  • Brown long-eared bat
  • Daubenton’s bat
  • Pipistrelle (Common and Soprano) bat
  • Noctule bat

These bats emerge at sunset, the early evening and after dark.  They can be distinguished listening to the high frequency calls they make Рwhich is normally beyond the range of human hearing.