Welcome to the SBDN's home in the Web. The mission of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network is to conserve bats and their habitats in the southeastern United States by facilitating education, research, and management.


The annual Bat Blitz is one of our most successful programs. This event brings together biologists and land managers to gather important information on the bat fauna of a selected area. Learn more: Bat Blitz Information and FAQs.

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Bat Conservation International in collaboration with SBDN publishes the CORA/MYAU Conservation Strategy.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status for the Northern Long-eared Bat; Listing Not Warranted for Eastern Small-footed Bat. The USFWS is now looking for comments on the proposal, visit www.regulations.org and enter Docket No. FWS_FRDOC_0001-1076 in the search box. You can also download a PDF copy of the Federal Register entry.

Coming Up

2014 Bat Blitz. This year SBDN will be sponsoring a multi-state blitz to be held for at least 2 nights from September 4 - 10. Informational conference call with Trina Morris scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 2:00 pm EST.

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 25th Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. will be held March 3-6, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. This will be a joint meeting with other bat working groups from across the continent. Check back here for more details.

What's New?

Nightwing News December 2013 issue.

Link to CORA/MYAU Conservation Strategy.

2014 Abstracts and Programs from the 2014 SBDN Annual Meeting and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern US added to History Archives.