We have produced online videos and tutorials to help you learn how to carry out National Bat Monitoring Programme surveys.
Bat Detector Species ID Quiz
This online quiz is designed to test your bat ID skills.
It includes species you are likely to encounter while carrying out the NBMP Field Survey and Waterway Survey so is a useful resource if you’d like to brush up on your species ID skills before heading out to do your surveys.
Bat Sound Library
This online call library features bat calls recorded from tuneable heterodyne detectors. It illustrates the differences and similarities between different species' calls and how they vary in different habitats. Click here to enter the bat sound library.
These videos show what it is like to take part in two of our simpler surveys and provide tips on taking part.
The tutorials provide a step-by-step guide to all aspects of carrying out two of our bat detector surveys, including preparation, equipment, survey techniques and bat species identification tips. Audio and video clips are provided to help you.
You can either go through the entire tutorial or skip to chapters you are particularly interested in.