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Waterway Survey 2015

Based on the data received for 2015, 300 volunteers carried out the Waterway Survey at 340 sites. This survey involves walking along a 1km stretch of waterway and counting Daubenton's bat passes. This species was recorded at 276 sites (81% of sites surveyed). 

The distribution of sites surveyed and Daubenton's bats recorded is shown below. Note: Where Daubenton's bat was "not recorded" during the 2015 surveys it does not necessarily imply that the species is absent from the area.

 

 Distribution of Waterway Survey sites showing Daubenton's bat records 2015Distribution of Waterway Survey sites showing Daubenton's bat records 2015

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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