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Take Part in Surveys

Bat detecting at sunset (BCT)The National Bat Monitoring Programme surveys are carefully designed so that anybody can take part in monitoring these fascinating but easily overlooked mammals. As well as being of great value to bat conservation, the surveys are fun and rewarding to carry out. They usually involve visiting a roost or potential foraging site on two evenings in the summer.

We run different surveys which cater to different levels of experience and knowledge. If you know which surveys you would like to take part in, go straight to the sign-up form or download our sign-up leaflet (click here for the Welsh-language version). Alternatively find out which surveys are most suitable for you:

Alternatively, if you already know which survey(s) you would like to take part in then please click on the relevant links below:

Sunset/Sunrise Survey

Roost Count

Field Survey (noctule/serotine/pipistrelle)

Waterway Survey (Daubenton's bat)

Hibernation Survey

Woodland Survey (barbastelle)

Nathusius' pipistrelle Survey 


Bat detector surveys

We have produced a Bat Detector Information Pack which gives a summary of bat detectors, a list of those currently available on the market, their design features and approximate cost.

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