KBCS  – Ku-ring-gai bat Conservation Society

The aims of the KBCS Inc. are : 

  • the preservation of the species Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed flying fox)
  • the conservation of the colony of this species located in the valley of the Ku-ring-gai
  • Flying-fox Reserve, Gordon by the re-establishment of the natural bushland habitat. 
  • to encourage the management of this colony and its environment in such a manner that the interests of the species and the neighbouring residents are both considered. 
  • the protection by law of this species and other bat species (Order Chiroptera). 
  • to encourage research into the Megachiroptera, their biology and importance in the natural ecology of Australia and their effect on commercial fruit crops. 
  • to encourage the conservation of other bat species wherever their habitat. 
  • to educate the community on the biology and ecological roles of bats in Australia.
  • read more    http://sydneybats.org.au/about-kbcs/

Bats are important because…

Nectar and fruit feeding bats are vital to forest regeneration as pollinators and dispersers of rainforest seeds. Insect-eating bats play an important role in the natural control of insect population.



Documentary: Winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 Cause Film Festival featuring Sarah Curran (deputy chair of KBCS).


Tim Pearson, wildlife ecologist (and KBCS chairman) speaks on behalf of Bats to an appreciative audience in Canberra.


Peter Noble’s entertaining musical Bat Rap with a powerful message.


Living with flying-foxes

More information about living in close proximity to flying-foxes...read more

Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society

A non-profit community organisation working for the conservation of all bat species, especially the grey-headed flying-fox. The continued work of KBCS Inc. relies funding from government grants and public donations.

Join our Bushcare Group

Pleasure and satisfaction are expressed by all who have contributed to restoring flying-fox habitat in Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve. Take a refreshing break each week and join our friendly Bushcare team on Tuesday mornings. For more information visit Habitat Restoration Project.

Listen to bats!

Recorded by Tim Pearson at Bellingen at midday in May, You can hear a variety of flying-fox vocals, ranging from little squeaks and squeals, through to what sounds almost like a donkey braying. Eastern Whip-birds are also calling in the forest. Download now
Bat vocals... read more