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Results and Reports

National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report

State of the UK's BatsThe 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.

The State of the UK's Bats 2014 (844 KB) provides a concise summary of results up to 2013. The next State of the UK's Bats will be published in Autumn 2017.

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

 


e-Bulletins

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

 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

 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

 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

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

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