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Selecting Stopping Spots

Choose stopping spots that are accessible and can easily be found again.

There should ideally be 4 per 1km stretch placed about 200m apart.

Try to keep each spot 150m apart as a minimum. This is necessary to make sure that each spot is independent and you are not surveying the same bats at adjacent spots.

Describe the spot in relation to a feature or landmark to enable you to recognise it.

Clearly mark and number each one on the map and note the description down on the spot description form.

Watch the video clip for an example.

Use permanent/long-term features as landmarks wherever possible. A permanent feature would be something like a mature tree, a gate, opposite a lamp-post or a building.


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