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These web pages were devised with the sole purpose of providing a step-by-step guide to taking part in the NBMP Field Survey. The techniques described are designed for long-term monitoring of population changes within certain UK species at a national level.

These techniques are not suitable for carrying out a bat survey of a site to identify which species are present or to estimate numbers of bats, and should not be used out of context. If you have any questions about surveying for bats in other contexts, or you would like permission to use any of our resources, including material from this tutorial, please contact BCT.

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