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How to Attract Bats to Your Yard

So you’re out in the backyard watching the final birds flying to and fro at dusk. Then you see an unusual bird flapping through the sky making a strange squeaking noise. Then it dawns on you… it’s a bat! We at Backyard Chirper primarily focus our attention on birds, but we also sell a variety […]

Bat Mating and Reproduction Habits

Written by Dan Lawton Learning about bat mating habits and the way bats rear their young is important if you are considering purchasing a bat house. Since there are over 1,000 species of bats, these mammals also have a wide variety of different mating habits. However, there are certain characteristics that are common among most […]

Guidelines for Installing a Bat House

Written by Dan Lawton If you're considering installing a bat house in your backyard or garden, you have two options: buy or build. Either way, you'll need to know the correct specifications regarding design in order to ensure the highest chance of occupancy in your bat If you’re considering installing a bat house in your […]

Echolocation in Bats

Written by Dan Lawton Echolocation is the process by which bats hunt, and involves the production and reception of high-intensity sounds to create a sonic landscape. One of the most unique features of bats is their ability to hunt through echolocation. This process involves the emitting of high-intensity sound from the bat’s mouth, which then […]

What Do Bats Eat?

Written by Dan Lawton It is during the night when the vast majority of the 1,100 bat species on Earth hunt. These incredible species have a diverse range of diet and hunting methods, but also share many common feeding behaviors. It is during the night, between dusk and dawn, when the vast majority of the […]

Attracting Bats to Your Bat House

Written by Dan Lawton One of nature's most enigmatic creatures, the lives of bats have been steeped in mystery for centuries. If you're interested in setting up a bat house, here are a few tips to attract bats to your structure. One of nature’s most enigmatic creatures, the lives of bats have been steeped in […]

Video – Attracting Bats

great video with instructions on how to attract nighttime bats to your yard Bats are nature’s best mosquito eaters and should be welcome in any yard. To attract them, Bird Man Mel suggests that you buy bat houses with multiple chambers and mount them in a high area facing the early morning sun. Don’t fret […]

Five bat species you might want to know

They may not be the prettiest of creatures, but bats are some of the most amazing mammals on Earth. There are approximately 1,100 bat species: some exotic, some mundane.  Since many bird lovers also own bat houses, we thought we’d give you the lowdown on a few cool bat species. The Vampire Bat No bat […]