This is Ireland’s first field bat identification guide!
The 60-page, ring-bound, pocket-sized publication is an easy to read, simple guide which will help readers distinguish Irish bats based on their morphological features. There are lots of photos and illustrations of each species and their distinguishing traits. In addition, each species has been provided with descriptions of its distribution, habitats, flight style, roosts and emergence. Also, because so much bat identification in the field is based on sounds, we have included QR codes that link to sounds of typical echolocation calls for each species from both tuneable and full spectrum bat detectors.
This field guide is part of the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s ‘Ireland’s Biodiversity’ series of identification swatches and booklets and it was funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland and National Parks and Wildlife Service.