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Homes For Bats

Have you ever wanted to build a bat house for your property to help move a colony out of your attic, or to attract bats to eat mosquitoes? We want to help you. Take advantage of this opportunity to get the materials paid for!

The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is encouraging the installation of bat houses by paying for the cost of materials. In return, the participant builds, installs and monitors the bat house and joins our wildlife stewardship program.

The goal of this project is to provide more roosting habitat for bats, learn about the best bat house designs and placements, and encourage the monitoring of bat populations on the Sunshine Coast.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

There are three ways to join the Homes for Bats Program:

1. Buy a Kit – Buy a bat house construction kit from the Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project. The kit will include all the materials you will need along with step-by-step construction instructions (price is $40 per kit). Once you have built the house, installed it, and sent us a photo, we will refund the full cost of the kit.

2. Build your own Bat House from Scratch! You can build your own bat house from our selected models and we will reimburse you for the cost of the materials after you install it. Choose among the Single Chamber, Nursery Box, Rocket Box, Uncle George templates provided below.  Install it in a suitable location on your property following these guidelines for best practices in bat house placement. Send us a photo of the installed bat house, and send us the receipts for the materials, and we will reimburse you towards the cost of materials, to a maximum of $80 per bat house. This program will run for as long as funding remains. Please contact us to ensure that we have funds for you; a simple email or phone call will do ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-989-1007).

Click here for advice on where and how to install your bat house.

To join the Sunshine Coast Bats Stewardship Program and "Homes for Bats" initiative, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 604-989-1007. We are looking forward to hearing back from you!

Volunteers James and Stewart Stinson, Gail Neilson and Rick O’Neill build bat houses of 3 designs (Rocket Box, 4-Chamber, and Uncle George)

 

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