Hundreds of species of economically and/or ecologically important plants rely primarily on bats for pollination or seed dispersal, sometimes both.
Follow Merlin Tuttle through a tight squeeze!
Merlin Tuttle discovers a tree hollow full of bats in a rain forest.
Bats are Austin’s favorite neighbors
These bats now attract millions of tourist dollars each summer and consume tons of insect pests each night, thanks to […]
Truth About Bats and Disease, Discussion with Merlin Tuttle
Merlin Tuttle, world renown bat expert, discusses the topic of recent disease scares and bats.
Citizen Scientists: In Search of Bats
Merlin Tuttle, Geoffrey Gomes and Daniel Hargreaves share their personal stories of how they found their way to science as […]
What DID Austin, TX and Phnom Penh, Cambodia have in common? Bats!
Cambodia’s National Museum once offered an additional attraction–a huge bat colony.
Finding, protecting, restoring bat caves with Merlin Tuttle
Merlin Tuttle introduces the importance of conserving bats
Les Chauves Souris D’algerie, Algerian Bat Group, held a bat workshop in Algeria, hosted by Professor Mourad Ahmim of the […]
Merlin Tuttle’s Keynote Address at NASBR Symposium 2016
46th Annual North American Society of Bat Research Symposium Keynote Address by Dr. Merlin Tuttle. San Antonio, Texas. October 13, […]
Question- “How do you get rid of bats”? Answer- “What’s the problem?”
Are you afraid of bats?
Taming Wild Bats for Photography – Official Trailer
Merlin Tuttle on taming bats for photography.
Merlin Tuttle training a bat
Merlin Tuttle training Malinda the Little big-eared bat (Micronycteris megalotis) to hand feed and come on call in Trinidad. She’s […]
WHAT IS MTBC?
Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation is the most recent contribution by Merlin Tuttle to the world of bats. With over 50 years of in-depth knowledge and experience Merlin Tuttle, renowned bat expert, educator and wildlife photographer founded MTBC with one true goal in mind; teaching the world to understand and appreciate the vital contributions bats make to human beings and the world we live in.