British Bat Survey in July/Aug 2019

The British Bat Survey utilises the latest developments in bat detector design,  automated call recognition and interactive volunteer feedback to provide an unparalleled level of detail about our resident bat species. This is already revolutionising our ability to monitor and conserve bats.

This innovative project eventually aims to launch nationally. To enable this the project team are developing an automated, end-to-end system for monitoring bats. This system will include a low-cost full spectrum bat detector, an app that allows volunteers to send audio recordings to a central server for processing, a suite of software algorithms that automatically detect and classify bat calls to species and a portal to feed the results back to volunteers.

2019 SW Pilot

See a poster about the Project.

British Bat Survey 2019


2018 Pilot

The 2018 BBS pilot was undertaken on a smaller scale with 14 Audiomoths, mostly in Scotland.   Click here to see results.

Any questions? Please contact us at

Sonia Reveley, Project Officer
Bat Conservation Trust, Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5RD
Direct line: 0207 8207165