Look for bats and other nocturnal wildlife

You can carry out your survey anytime from April to October. Simply head out at dusk or before dawn, or both! Spend an hour in your garden, watching from your window or balcony, or walking around your local area and look out for bats and other nocturnal wildlife. You will need: Survey form, pencil/pen, torch, watch.

Download health and safety guidance for this survey

The above health and safety guidance is designed specifically for this type of relatively straightforward survey route. If your local environment is more challenging to walk in the dark then please complete a full risk assessment.