Bat Links and Literature

Check Out These Links for More Information on Bats!

Year of the Bat


Evening emergence at Frio Cave, TX. Photo by Jon Reichard.

Bat Conservation International

American Society of Mammalogists

Lubee Bat Conservancy

The Bat Conservation Trust


Organization for Bat Conservation

Bats in the Curriculum

Bat Conservation and Management

Books for Young Readers

• Ackermann, Diane. Photos by Merlin Tuttle. 1997. Bats shadows in the night. Crown Publishers.
• Badgley, Catherine. 2005. Pippa’s first summer. Mitten Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
• Bash, Barbara. 1993. Shadows of night: the hidden world of the little brown bat. Sierra Club.
• Cannon, Janell. 1993. Stellaluna. Harcourt Brace and Company.
• Cooper, A.C. 1994. Bats: swift shadows in the twilight. Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Niwot, Colorado.
• Freeman, D. 1970. Hattie, the backstage bat. Viking Press, New York.
• Freschet, B. 1975. Wufu: the story of the little brown bat. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York.
• Graham, G.L. 1994. Bats of the world. Golden Press, New York.
• Green, C.R. 1986. The little brown bat. Crestwood House, Mankato, Minnesota.
• Greenway, F. 1991. Those amazing bats. Stoddart, London.
• Halton, C.M. 1991. The amazing bats. Dillon Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
• Harrison, V. 1989. The world of bats. G. Stevens Publishers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
• Hensley, N. and P. Morton. 2007. Frankie the Free-tailed Bat. Download as a pdf (English & Spanish)
• Hopf, A.L. 1985. Bats. Lerner, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
• Jarrell, R. 1964. The bat poet. Collier Books, New York.
• Julivert, M.A. 1994. El Fascinante Munde de los Murcielagos, Barron’s, Hauppauge, New York.
• Lauber, P. 1968. Bat: wings in the night. Random House, New York.
• Leen, N. 1976. The bat. Hold Rhinehaart and Winston. New York.
• Lies, B. 2006. Bats at the beach. Houghton Mifflin Company, New York.
• Lovett, S. 1991. Extremely wierd bat. J. Muir Publications, New York.
• Mulleneux, J. 1989. Discovering bats. Franklin Watts, New York.
• Pringle, L. 1982. Vampire bats. Morrow, New York.
• Richardson, P. 1985. Bats. Whitten Books, London.
• Schlein, M. 1982. Billions of bats. Lippincott, New York.
• Selsam, M.E. and J. Hunt. 1991. A first look at bats. Walker, New York.
• Silver, P.J. 1993. One small square cave. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York.
• Stuart, D. 1994. Bats: mysterious flyers of the night. Corolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota.
• Thompson, S. and P. Richardson. 1993. Bat conservation. Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., Kent, England.
• Wood, L.C. 1991. Bats. Creative Education. Mancato, Minnesota.

Educator’s Reference

• Bat Conservation International. 1991. Educator’s activity book about bats. Bat Conservation International, Austin, Texas.

General References and Technical Books

• Allen, G.M. 1939. Bats. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.
• Altenbach, J.S. 1979. Locomotor morphology of the vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus. Special Publication No. 6, The American Society of Mammalogists.
• Altringham, John D. 1996. Bats: Biology and Behaviour. Oxford University Press.
• Barbour, R.W. and W.H. Davis. 1969. Bats of America. University Press of Kentucky, Lexington.
• Baker, J.K. 1961. What about bats? Beedle Publishing Company, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
• Baker, R.J., D.C. Carter, and J.K. Jones, Jr. (eds.). 1976. Biology of bats of the New World family Phyllostomatidae. Vol. 1. Museum Publications, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
• Baker, R.J., D.C. Carter, and J.K. Jones, Jr., (eds.). 1977. Biology of bats of the New World family Phyllostomatidae. Vol. 2. Museum Publications, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
• Baker, R.J., D.C. Carter, and J.K. Jones, Jr. (eds.). 1979. Biology of bats of the New World family Phyllostomatidae. Vol. 3. Museum Publications, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
• Baron, G., S. Heinz, and H.D. Frahm. Comparative Neurobiology in Chiroptera: Macromorphology, Brain Structures, Tables and Atlases. Birkhaüser Verlag, Basel.
• Baron, G., S. Heinz, and H.D. Frahm. Comparative Neurobiology in Chiroptera: Brain Characteristics in Functional Systems, Ecoethological Adaptation, Adaptive Radiation and Evolution. Birkhaüser Verlag, Basel.
• Bates, P.J.J. and D.L. Harrison. 1997. Bats of the Indian Subcontinent. Harrison Zoological Museum, Kent, England.
• Brass, D.A. 1994. Rabies in bats. Livia Press, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
• Campbell, C.A.R. 1925. Bats, mosquitoes and dollars. The Strafford Company Publishers, Boston.
• Dobat, K. and T. Peikert-Holle. 1985. Blüten and Fledermaüse. Waldemar Kramer, Frankfurt.
• Fenton, M.B. 1983. Just bats. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.
• Fenton, M.B. 1985. Communication in the Chiroptera. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.
• Fenton, M.B., P.A. Racey, and J.M.V. Rayner. (eds.). 1987. Recent advances in the study of bats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
• Fenton, M.B. 1992. Bats. Facts on File. New York.
• Findley, J.S. 1993. Bats: a community perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
• Fleming, T.H. 1988. The short-tailed fruit bat. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
• Griffin, D.R. 1974. Listening in the dark. Dover Publications, New York.
• Greenhall, A.M. and U. Schmidt. (eds.). 1988. The natural history of vampire bats. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
• Kingdon, J. 1974. East African mammals (Insectivores and Bats). University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
• Kunz, T.H. (ed). 1982. Ecology of bats. Plenum Press, New York.
• Kunz, T.H. (ed). 1988. Ecological and behavioral methods for the study of bats. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
• Kunz, T.H., and P.A. Racey (eds.). 1998. Bat biology and conservation. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
• Hanak, V., I. Horacek, and J. Gaisler (eds.) 1989. European bat research 1987. Charles University Press, Prague.
• Handley, C.O., Jr., D.E. Wilson, and A.L. Gardner. (eds.). 1991. Demography and natural history of the common fruit bat, Artibeus jamaicensis, on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Number 511, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
• Hill, J.E. and J.D. Smith. 1984. Bats: a natural history. British Museum (Natural History), London.
• Husson, A.M. 1962. The bats of Surinam. E.J. Brill, Leiden.
• Leen, N. and A. Novick. 1969. The world of bats. Holt Rinehart and Winston, New York.
• Mickleburgh, S.P., A. M. Hutson, and P.A. Racey. (eds.). 1992. Old world fruit bats. An action pan for their conservation. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Gland, Switzerland.
• Nagorsen, D.W. and R. M. Brigham. 1993. Bats of British Columbia. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver.
• Nowak, R.M. 1994. Walker’s bats of the world. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
• Pollak, G.D. and J.H. Casseday. 1989. Neural basis of echolocation in bats. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
• Ransome, R. 1990. The natural history of hibernating bats. Christopher Helm, London.
• Richarz, K. and A. Limbrunner. 1993. The world of bats. TFH Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.
• Robertson, J. 1990. The compete bat. Chatto and Windus. London.
• Rosevear, D.R. 1965. The bats of West Africa. British Museum (Natural History), London.
• Schober, W. 1984. The lives of bats. Arco Publishing, New York.
• Silva Taboada, G. 1979. Los murciélagos de Cuba. Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Habana.
• Slaughter, B.H. and D.W. Walton. (eds). 1970. About bats: a chiropteran symposium. Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas.
• Stebbings, R.E. 1988. Conservation of European bats. Christopher Helm, London.
• Tupinier, D. 1989. Chauve-souis et l’homme. L’Harmattan, Paris.
• Turner, D.C. 1975. The vampire bat. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
• Tuttle, M.D. 1988. America’s neighborhood bats. University of Texas Press, Austin.
• van Zyll de Jong, C.G. 1985. Handbook of Canadian mammals: bats. National Museum of Natural Science, Ottawa, Canada.
• Wilson, D.E. 1997. Bats in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
• Wilson, D.E. and A. L. Gardner. (eds). 1980. Proceedings of the Fifth International Bat Research Conference. Texas Tech Press, Lubbock.
• Wilson, D.E. and G.L. Graham. (eds.). 1992. Pacific Island Flying Foxes: Proceedings of an International Conference. Biological Report 90, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.
• Wimsatt, W.A. (ed.). 1970. The biology of bats. Vols. 1 and 2. Academic Press, New York.
• Wimsatt, W.A. (ed.). 1970. The biology of bats. Vol. 3. Academic Press, New York.
• Yalden, D.W. and P.A. Morris. 1975. The lives of bats. Quadrangle Press, New York.
• Zubaid, A., G.F. McCracken, and T.H. Kunz (eds.). 2006. Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Bats. Oxford University Press, New York.