Getting started

I am looking for an easy way to get started

The Sunset Survey is ideal for you if you don't have previous bat surveying experience. It is also a perfect opportunity to get together with family/friends and discover bats and other wildlife in your local area.

NightWatch is a new community science project that uses the ‘AudioMoth’ ultrasonic recorder to discover the hidden world of night time wildlife living alongside us.

Getting started

I have a bat roost at or near my home

Do you have a bat roost at or near your house? If you are interested in counting those bats then help us monitor how different bat species are faring across the UK by taking part in the Roost Count. We will help you with the species identification if you wish to know what species is roosting at the property.

Getting started

I already know how to use a bat detector

Why not use your bat detecting skills to monitor summer activity of UK bats? Join in our Field Survey you can help us find out how noctule, serotine/Leisler's, common pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle are faring across the UK. Waterway Survey offers you an opportunity to monitor activity of Daubenton's bats along a waterway near you.

Getting started

I am a licensed bat worker or member of a bat group

Many hibernation sites are surveyed regularly by individuals and bat groups throughout the UK. In order to take part in hibernation surveys you need to hold a bat licence that permits you to carry out hibernation surveys or know of a licensed surveyor who can accompany you.

The National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project was launched in 2014 to improve our understanding of the ecology, current status and conservation threats for this species in Great Britain.

The Woodland Survey focuses on monitoring barbastelles at sites designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) due to the presence of this species.