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.

RSS feed icon SBDN Bat News (click on link to subscribe).


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.

Arkansas Department of Health Rabies Lab researcher, Dr. Dac Duc Vuong receives SBDN's Special Service Award.

Coming Up

19th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and the 24th Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States - February 13-14, 2014 Nacogdoches, TX. CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline extended to Feb 3rd. Register and pay online.

We would like to invite your organization to consider serving as a meeting sponsor. See Vendors and Sponsors Handout.

Update 012014: Acoustic Workshop scheduled for Feb. 14th - free for SBDN members. Details in the 2014 Meeting page.

Whats New?

2011 - 2013 Abstracts and Programs of the SBDN Annual Meeting & Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S.

Nightwing News - June 2013 issue.

2011-2013 Bat Blitz reports.