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The Bat Monitoring Post is sent to all NBMP volunteers for whom we have a current email address. Click here to sign up to the NBMP.

Previous issues of the Bat Monitoring Post can be found below:

June 2020

1. NBMP Field Survey, Waterway Survey, Bats in Churches and COVID-19 guidance
2. Preparing for the Field Survey
3. Roost Count
4. Serotine bats emerging from their roost
5. Sunset/Sunrise Survey - Take Part at Home
6. NBMP Annual Report
7. Regional Spotlight: Yorkshire & The Humber
8. Bat Documentary-'The life of a Greater Horseshoe Bat'
9. 'Night Flyer' - The educational game about bats of the year
10. The Vincent Weir Scientific Award for Bat Research
11. The NBN Awards for Wildife Recordings 2020
12. Hibernation Survey - Please Share Your Data!
13. Book review - 'Atlas of the Mammals of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'
14. British Islands Bats - Online Journal
15. Bat world Cup 2020
16. Bats in the belfry - Springwatch blog
17. NBMP Roost Count Training in Churches
18. Supporting Bat Conservation
19. More Dates For Your Diary

April 2020

1. Bat Conservation Trust's Response to COVID-19
2. Sunset/Sunrise Survey - Take Part at Home
3. Silent Cities project – Call for Participants
4. Bats in Churches Live
5. Regional Spotlight: Northern Ireland
6. New Research into White-Nose Syndrome
7. New Paper on Bat Survey Effort Requirements
8. Free talk on "How Bats Changed the World" by Professor Kate Jones
9. First World Bat Twitter Conference
10. A great loss for the bat community
11. Hibernation Survey - Please Share Your Data!
12. Supporting Bat Conservation
13. More Dates For Your Diary

February 2020

1. Hibernation Survey - Please Share Your Data!
2. Sign up to NBMP Surveys!
3. National Nathusius Pipistrelle Project Update
4. Regional Spotlight: West Midlands
5. Monitoring Light Pollution by Counting Stars
6. Identification of Bat Calls Survey
7. Book Review - 'Is That a Bat?' by Neil Middleton
8. Help the Helpline this Summer!
9. National Bat Conference 2020 Call for Abstracts
10. Update on Roofing Membranes
11. More Dates For Your Diary

December 2019

1. 2019 Survey Summary Maps
2. Bat Tales
3. Regional Spotlight - North East
4. BCT Podcast
5. Become a member or adopt a bat this Christmas
6. Christmas Goodies
7. National Bat Conference 2020 Call for Abstracts
8. Animal Friends Charity Giveaway - Results!
9. Data Submissions
10. More Dates for your Diary

October 2019

1. British Bat Survey Update
2. Do Bats Use Your Local Church?
3. Kate Barlow Award
4. Regional Spotlight - Wales
5. National Bat Conference Award Winners
6. Back from the Brink wins!
7. £100K Charity Giveaway – Vote For BCT!
8. Raise Funds While You Game Online
9. Sonobat 4 Review
10. State of Nature report
11. Don't Forget to Submit Your Data!
12. More Dates for your Diary

August 2019

Contents:
1. Don't Forget to Submit Your Data!
2. National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project Map
3. Bat Tales
4. International Bat Night 2019
5. Regional Spotlight - Scotland
6. Vote for Back from the Brink!
7. Volunteer Questionnaire
8. Vote for the Pete Guest Award!
9. Sunset/Sunrise Survey
10. More Dates for your diary

June 2019

Contents:
1. NBMP Annual Report
2. Bat Tales
3. Roost Count
4. Preparing for the Field Survey
5. Available Survey Sites
6. Sunset/Sunrise Survey
7. Regional Spotlight: South West
8. Winner of the Kate Barlow Award 2019
9. Impact of Hedgerow Management on Bats
10. The Vincent Weir Scientific Award for Bat Research
11. More Dates for your diary

April 2019

Contents:
1. Sunset/Sunrise Survey
2. Preparing for the Roost Count
3. Bat Roost Webcam - Essex Wildlife Trust
4. Available Field Survey and Waterway Survey Sites
5. Bat Detector Workshops
6. Regional Spotlight: London
7. NBMP Bat Group Champions
8. Eavesdropping behaviour of bats
9. Book review: Bats - an illustrated guide to all species
10. More dates for your diary

March 2019

Contents:
1. Volunteer Q&A - introducing our new Bats in Churches Training and Survey Officer
2. Nathusius pipistrelle - research and blog
3. Regional Spotlight: East of England
4. Mum knows best...when it comes to roosting
5. National Bat Helpline - out of hours volunteers needed
6. More dates for your diary

December 2018

Contents:
1. 2018 survey summary maps
2. Last Minute Christmas Gifts!
3. Japanese bats hibernating...in snow?
4. Regional Spotlight: North West
5. Follow BCT online
6. Map your NBMP survey transect online - demonstration videos
7. More dates for your diary

October 2018

Contents:
1. Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
2. Regional Spotlight: South East
3. Nomadic Nathusius: British Bat found in Belgium
4. National Bat Conference 2018
5. Kate Barlow Award 2019
6. Bats in Churches Project
7. Map your NBMP survey transect online - demonstration videos
8. More dates for your diary

August 2018

Contents:
1. British Bat Survey Update
2. Regional Spotlight: East Midlands
3. How Your Data Are Contributing - An assessment of the state of nature in the United Kingdom: A review of findings, methods and impact
4. Articles of Interest
5. Dutch Town Installs Reduced Impact Lighting
6. Q&A with an NBMP Volunteer
7. The People's Walk for Wildlife
8. Dates for your Diary
9. Voting for Pete Guest Award 2018 Closing Soon!

June 2018

Contents:
1. New NBMP Badge Scheme!
2. Regional Spotlight: Yorkshire & The Humber
3. British Mammal Review
4. Greater mouse-eared bat in The Guardian
5. Q&A with an NBMP Volunteer
6. Field Survey Reminder
7. Online Training Tool - Bat Detector Quiz
8. Sunset/Sunrise Survey
9. Wildlife Acoustics donate EchoMeter Touch detectors to the NBMP
10. Dates for your Diary
11. Nominations for Pete Guest Award 2018 Now Open
12. BCT on Amazon Smile

May 2018

Contents:
1. NBMP Annual Report 2017 now published
2. Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
3. Regional Spotlight: Northern Ireland
4. Roost Count - get ready to count your bats!
5. Field Survey and Waterway Survey - new online site summary pages & sites up for grabs
6. Review - Anabat Walkabout detector and Anabat Insight software
7. National Bat Conference
8. Dates for your diary
9. Bat Monitoring Post archive

March 2018

Contents:
1. The State of the UK's Bats 2017
2. Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
3. Regional Spotlight: West Midlands
4. Greywell Tunnel
5. Bat Conservation Trust Gets a Makeover
6. Dates for your diary
7. The Bat Monitoring Post archive

December 2017

Contents:
1. NBMP Infographics and Survey Summary Maps
2. Help the Bat Helpline Appeal
3. National Bat Conference 2018 Call for Abstracts
4. Mammal Society Student Conference 2018 Call for Abstracts
5. We're looking for more Q&A volunteers!
6. Hibernation Survey 2018
7. Research round-up!
8. More dates for your diary

November 2017

Contents:
1. Vote to get bat DNA sequenced!
2. Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
3. Regional Spotlight: North East
4. Kate Barlow Award 2018
5. Bats in Churches Survey
6. National Biodiversity Network Atlas
7. Hibernation Survey maps
8. Map your NBMP transect online - demonstration videos now available
9. Update on the British Bat Survey
10. BCT AGM 2017
11. More dates for your diary

September 2017

Contents:
1. UK Biodiversity Indicators 2017
2. Q&A with an NBMP vounteer
3. Regional Spotlight: Wales
4. National Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project reveals new information on bat migration
5. Bat detector review: Echo Meter Touch 2
6. How NBMP data helped to get bats included in new agri-environment schemes in England

July 2017

Contents:
1. Exciting developments in the National Bat Monitoring Programme: British Bat Survey
2. Q&A with an NBMP volunteer
3. Regional Spotlight: Scotland
4. Waterway Survey starting soon
5. Upcoming NBMP workshops
6. More dates for your diary
7. How your data contributes to bat conservation: How pipistrelles respond to increasing urbanisation
8. Other research: Bat activity in artificial light spectra
9. Pete Guest Award - voting now open
10. UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing - nominations now open

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