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Waterway Survey 2014

Based on the data received for 2014, 313 volunteers carried out the Waterway Survey at 348 sites. This survey involves walking along a 1km stretch of waterway and counting Daubenton's bat passes. This species was recorded at 284 sites (82% of sites surveyed). 

The distribution of sites surveyed and Daubenton's bats recorded is shown below. Note: Sites are marked on the map at a 10 km spot resolution for ease of viewing. Each spot may contain more than one survey site. Where Daubenton's bat was "not recorded", this refers to the absence of the species during the 2014 surveys within this spot and does not necessarily imply that the species is absent from this 10 km area.

Distribution of Waterway Survey sites showing Daubenton's bat records 2014Distribution of Waterway Survey sites showing Daubenton's bat records 2014

Thanks to Bat Conservation Ireland for providing Northern Ireland bat records collated by the Irish Bat Monitoring Programme. The Irish Bat Monitoring Programme is funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

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