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Results and Reports

National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report

State of the UK's Bats 2017

The State of the UK's Bats 2017 (7 MB) provides a summary of species population trends up to 2016 and looks at some of the results in more detail in order to highlight key findings and conservation issues.

The NBMP Annual Report 2016 provides a detailed account of the latest species populations trends. Species population trends are published each May, incorporating data collected up to and including the preceding summer.

Official Statistics: These statistics have been produced to the high professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Annual reports archive (previous years' Official Statistics)

Survey and species summary maps

Maps showing annual survey coverage and species records for each NBMP survey.

Summer Survey Summary 2017

Hibernation Survey Summary 2017

Bechstein's bats (John Altringham)

Reports from other monitoring projects

Bechstein's Bat Project

Bats and Roadside Mammals Survey



The Bat Monitoring Post is sent to all NBMP volunteers for whom we have a current email address. Click here to sign up to the NBMP.

BCT also publishes the Bat e-Bulletin which covers a broader range of bat news. Subscribe here to this free monthly e-newsletter.

Bat Monitoring Post archive

Past issues:


 November contents:

  • Vote to get bat DNA sequenced!
  • Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
  • Regional Spotlight: North East
  • Kate Barlow Award 2018
  • Bats in Churches Survey
  • National Biodiversity Network Atlas
  • Hibernation Survey maps
  • Map your NBMP transect online - demonstration videos now available
  • Update on the British Bat Survey
  • BCT AGM 2017
  • More dates for your diary 


 September contents:

  • UK Biodiversity Indicators 2017
  • Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
  • Regional spotlight: Wales
  • National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project reveals new information on bat migration
  • Bat detector review: Echo Meter Touch 2
  • How NBMP data helped to get bats included in new agri-environment schemes in England


 July contents:

  •  Exciting developments in the National Bat Monitoring Programme: British Bat Survey
  •  Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
  •  Regional spotlight: Scotland
  •  How your data contributes to bat conservation: How pipistrelles respond to increasing urbanisation
  •  Other research: Bat activity in artificial light spectra


Reviews from previous editions:

Bat detector review: BatBox Baton XD, July 2016

Book review: Acoustic Ecology of European Bats by Michel Barataud, December 2015

Bat detector review: Peersonic, August 2015


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