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. Please note you need to be 16 or over to sign up to take part.