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


You will use a bat detector to record noctule, serotine, common pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle bat activity.

Why not use your bat detecting skills to help up 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.

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.

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


This page was last updated on 03 Oct 2016

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