By taking part in the sunset/sunrise survey you can find out about your local bats and help us find new bat roosts. Anyone can take part in this survey by looking for bats and their roosts in your garden or local green space. This survey takes place annually throughout June, July and August

Sunset/sunrise survey © Shirley Thompson

Project topic: Habitats and species


Keen to get involved in bat monitoring? This survey is ideal for you if you don't have previous bat-surveying experience, and it helps us to identify new roosts. It is also a perfect opportunity to get together with family/friends and introduce them to exploring and discovering bats and other wildlife in your local area. There are two parts to this survey: the sunset survey and the sunrise survey.

This survey gives you the choice of whether to take part in the sunset survey if you are more of a ‘night-owl’ or if you are an ‘early riser’ the sunrise survey may suit you better. You may want to make the most of the long summer days by completing both surveys; remember the more help you can give us the more chance you have of finding bats!

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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