Use your knowledge of bat detecting by taking part in the field survey. We will allocate you a 1km survey square in which you walk a roughly triangular route on two evenings in July.

Field survey © Anne Youngman

Project topic: Habitats and species

Why not use your bat detecting skills to help us monitor summer activity of our bat populations?

By taking part in this survey you can help us find out how noctule, serotine, common pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle are faring across the UK. In Northern Ireland, Leisler's bat is monitored instead of noctule and serotine. Serotine is not likely to be found in northern England and Scotland, so in these areas only noctule and pipistrelles will typically be recorded on this survey.

You will need a heterodyne (tuneable) bat detector and experience of identifying the target species. We have a limited number of bat detectors which we can lend to volunteers.

To find out more information about the field survey please visit The Bat Conservation Trust website

This page was last updated on 29 Mar 2022

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