The 14 species of bat listed below have been recorded in Oxfordshire.   A Species Information Sheet for each one (and the remaining four UK species not yet recorded in Oxfordshire) can be downloaded from the publications section on the Bat Conservation Trust website here: 


Population trends for each species based on the BCT’s National Bat Monitoring Programme can be found at: 


Assessments of the conservation status for each species, undertaken as part of the 3rd UK Habitats Directive Report (2013) can be found at: 


All UK bat species are legally protected by UK and international legislation. 

Bat Rescue and Care

If you find a grounded bat local volunteers can be contacted between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the numbers shown below. Outside those hours please follow the guidance on the Bat Rescue page to keep the bat safe until you can contact someone. Thank you for your help.

Please note these phone numbers are for calls about grounded bats only. If you have a general enquiry please contact us at info@oxfordshirebats.org

Oxford City and West Oxfordshire: 07878 265076

Oxford City and East Oxfordshire: 07837 264770

Banbury: 07811 333643

Wantage/VWH: 01235 764832

National Helpline: 0345 1300 228