Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bat monitoring activities away from the house are suspended until further notice (read our full statement here). You can still sign up to take part in surveys and we will contact you when these are able to go ahead.

Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century. You can help to monitor the UK's bats by taking part in our surveys and observing these fascinating mammals in your local area. By monitoring bats we can discover the factors that are important for their survival. Ultimately our monitoring programme give us, and government, the information needed to make bat conservation work.

Anyone can take part, from beginners to experts. So find a survey to suit you, sign up today and enjoy being part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme volunteer team.

Click here for information on surveys in Northern Ireland.