15th September 2023

Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines (4th edition) is now available! This publication is the essential reference guide for professional ecologists working on bat surveys. The guidance has been fully updated with new sections on biosecurity, tree surveys, bat sound analysis auto-identification, data science and more.

BCT has made the full document available to download as a non-printable PDF by clicking here. Please note that the security techniques used in this document are only compatible with recent versions of Adobe Reader. This document may not be readable in many non-Adobe PDF readers and in-browser viewers. We suggest you use Adobe Reader DC on PCs or the most recent version available on other platforms. Please only contact us if you have further problems when using these versions of Adobe Reader.

Hard copies are available for pre-order from NHBS here. These will be available in October 2023.

The production and printing of the publication has been supported by our GOLD sponsor Wildlife Acoustics and our SILVER sponsors ASW Ecology, BatAbility, Ecus, I & G Ecological Consulting, O'Donnell Environmental and Titley Scientific.

Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists Good Practice Guidelines 4th edition LAUNCHED!!