When you purchase a bat house from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, you are putting money back into bat conversation and programs aimed at helping wildlife populations. COMING MAY 1st: Purchase a bat box from our CWF store, the new triple chamber design is more likely to provide appropriate temperature ranges for bats and can accommodate larger numbers more typical of nursery colonies. You can also follow our online plans to build your own. (We are still working on the development of a triple chamber build-your-own design plan). If you do build or purchase a house, please register with us — your findings will help us help the bats!
Help the Bats!
The Little Brown Bat, along with the Tri-colored Bat and the Northern Myotis are under serious threat.
Build and Install a Box
When installing your bat box, do your best to stick to several or all of the following guidelines
Register an Installed Box
Now that you’ve installed your bat box using our helpful tips, please let us know where you put it by sharing the following information:
Map of Bat Boxes
This map shows bat boxes that have been installed by schools and groups across the country. Bats need habitat to survive and you can be a part of it! Get started now: order a free bat box* for your own school or...
Monitor a Box
Check each month to see if the box is being used. Fecal matter and urine stains are telltale signs. Listen for sounds. If you can, watch the box for an hour or so during sunset when bats would be leaving to feed.
Why Install a Bat Box?
Bats in Canada are in big trouble and they need our help. A disease called white-nose syndrome (WNS) is wiping out entire colonies of Little Brown Bats and spreading fast.