Island Nathusius pipistrelle Project

Nathusius pipistrelle

Nathusius’ pipistrelle is considered rare in the UK but may simply be under-recorded. It is often found at large waterbodies, particularly during its autumn migration period.

The National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project was launched in 2014 with a grant from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, to improve our understanding of the ecology, current status and conservation threats for Nathusius’ pipistrelles in Great Britain.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Determine the resident and breeding status of Nathusius’ pipistrelle in Great Britain.
  • Determine the migratory origins of Nathusius’ pipistrelles in Great Britain.

The project will be continuing in 2023 and it is planned for the IOW Bat Group to take part.  For more information on this amazing bat, including distribution maps and long-distance migratory journeys ringed bats have made please go to:

Radio Tracking a Female Nathusius pipistrelle