Image: © NBSG Malcolm Fisher
Image: © Bat Conservation Trust Hugh Clark
Image: © NBSG
Who we are

The Norfolk Barbastelle Study Group is a specialist group that studies the distribution of Barbastelle bats in Norfolk.

The Barbastelle is a medium sized bat weighing 6-13 gms with a wingspan of 26-29 cms. Its distinctive features are the dark brown/black fur with yellow or cream tips giving it a frosted appearance, and its short, flat face (pug like) with large, almost square ears joined together at the forehead.

Our work

The information that the group collects is shared widely and is used for a diverse range of purposes, including:

  • Targeted advice to landowners and managers enabling them to conserve bats on their land
  • Information for planning authorities regarding species distribution and ecological requirements
  • Advice to Government Agencies to inform National policy decisions and local actions
  • Information on the distribution of bats in Norfolk to Norfolk Biological Records Centre

Contact Us

The group needs help from the local area to carry out this research.

Volunteer roles will be posted on our website and will also be sent out to our mailing list throughout the year. If you would like more information about the work we do, or would like to add your details to our mailing list, then please contact NBSG at

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