Hibernation Survey

The NBMP Hibernation Survey for winter 2020/21 is suspended in line with IUCN guidance on preventing human-to-bat transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the disease COVID-19). We will update our position on this winter’s surveys if IUCN guidance changes in time for monitoring to proceed. In the meantime we will not be making NBMP Hibernation Survey materials available and the online recording for this survey will be disabled.

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Survey period

December to March.

How to take part

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.

Download an example risk assessment form for use at hibernation sites.

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