PLEASE NOTE that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and like many others organisations, BCT staff are now mainly working remotely in order to protect themselves and help to reduce the spread of the virus.

During this period we are unable to send out bat rings. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Ring prices

£28.10 per 50 rings inc. VAT (any ring size, 50 ring minimum order), excluding delivery.

Payment

Payment is required before rings will be dispatched. Please indicate your preferred payment method on the order form below. Payment can be made by BACS transfer, paypal or credit/debit card.

If you choose to pay by BACS or Paypal we will contact you with our account details after checking your licence. To pay by credit/debit card please ring 020 7820 7175 after we have sent you a receipt email.

Delivery

Rings will be dispatched within two days of receiving payment. If paying by BACS transfer please allow longer for the payment to clear. We charge postage at cost. The following options are available:

  • For orders of 50 rings, where guaranteed next day delivery is not required: £2.26
  • 100 to 300 rings OR 50 rings with guaranteed next day delivery: £6.60
  • 350 to 1000 rings: £7.40
  • 1050 to 3000 rings: £9.70

Please note if Saturday delivery is required there will be an additional cost. Please contact jtaylor@bats.org.uk for more information and a quotation.

Ring Sizes

A list of ring sizes for UK bat species is included in the chapter on ringing and marking bats (Table 6.1) in the Bat Workers Manual (3rd edition) 2004.

Another list of which ring sizes are appropriate for UK (and European) bat species can be found as an Appendix to the Resolution No. 4.6 from the 4th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to EUROBATS in 2003.

Found rings

When we are contacted by someone who has found a ringed bat we inform the original purchaser of the ring (where we have a record of the purchase). If the bat has been found dead we request that the body is sent to the original purchaser of the ring, if required. If the body is not required by the original purchaser of the ring we will request that the bat is sent to the Animal & Plant Health Agency.

For more information please contact Jess Taylor at jtaylor@bats.org.uk

Bat ring order form

To submit an order please complete the following form

If you will be ringing multiple species, please indicate which size of ring you will be using for each species. The counties in which you will be undertaking your ringing work

Licence

If this is the first time you have placed an order for rings, or if you have been issued with a new licence since your last order, please upload a copy of your licence. If you have previously supplied us with a copy of your licence, please enter your licence number and expiry date. Please note we will not sell any rings without provision of a licence.

If you are having trouble uploading your licence, please contact Jess (jtaylor@bats.org.uk).

Delivery

Note a signature will be required for delivery If your order is for 50 rings only, do you require guaranteed next day delivery? (Note all orders of 100 rings or more must be sent by guaranteed next day delivery to provide an adequate level of cover for damage or loss.)

Payment

If you choose to pay by BACS or Paypal we will contact you with our account details after checking your licence details.

To pay by credit/debit card please ring 020 7820 7175 after we have sent you a receipt email.

Contact details

Please note that the information requested above will be held in confidence by BCT. The data is being held for the purposes of ensuring compliance with licensing arrangements, to facilitate sharing of information when a ringed bat is found by a member of the public or another researcher, and to help us administer sales effectively and improve to the service we provide.