Bat monitoring activities are currently restricted in order to comply with government guidance on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic (read our full statement here).

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 how they are faring and the factors that are important for their survival. Ultimately our monitoring programme gives us, and government, the information needed to help inform bat conservation.

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.