Advice about bat boxes

This ‘fact sheet’ was developed by the Australasian Bat Society:

ABS Boxes for bats

The document below was developed by the LaTrobe Valley Field Naturalists, La Trobe City Council, and the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. It’s full of useful information relevant to Victorian microbats:

bat_roost_box_v4i

Probably the easiest and cheapest box to make yourself is the Kent Bat Box:

Kent_Bat_Box_Jul2013_copy

Here are some slightly more complicated design specs for bat boxes (using imperial measurements instead of metric) developed by Bat Conservation International (USA).

Simple, single chamber bat box design:

BCI_SingleChamberBatHousePlans

Four-chambered bat box design:

BCI_FourChamberNurseryHousePlans

Some general info and recommendations for building and installing bat boxes developed by Bat Conservation International for the USA, but still generally applicable to Australia:

BCI_InstallingYourBatHousebuilding

BCI_InstallingYourBatHouseWoodenPostSteel Pole

BCI_Bat_House_Criteria

Here are some bat box resources developed by the Bat Conservation Trust (UK).

B.3.a_A_guide_to_bat_boxes

Bat_boxes_your_questions_answered

BCT_BatBoxProductList_v5-1

Howtomakeabatbox

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