This survey aims to find out how noctule, serotine, common pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle are faring across the UK.
- More details of the NBMP Fields Surveys on the BCT site.
- Any questions? Contact our NBMP Champion – Pete Gulliver
You can either:
- help out with an existing field survey,
- or if more experienced take on a field survey yourself, choose from the list of Somerset surveys up for grabs below.
The field survey involves visiting your site on two evenings to carry out surveys, during a triangular walk in a one Km square area. The first survey should be between 1st and 15th July and the second survey between 16th and 30th July. The survey begins 20 minutes after sunset and usually takes about 90 minutes.
2019 Field Survey sites up for grabs!
You will need a heterodyne (tuneable) bat detector and experience of identifying the target species. The group have a limited number of bat detectors which we can lend to volunteers, please contact us arrange a loan.
You can either select one of the existing sites up for grabs, or email the BCT, or ask for a selection of randomly allocated squares near to you.
ID – Location – Grid Reference
- 115 – Minehead – SS8841
- 454 – West Huntspill (near Highbridge) – ST3045
- 120484 – Wavering Down, Compton Bishop Country Park – ST4055
If you would like to survey one of these sites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know the ID number of the site you are interested in taking on.
2019 National results
- Summary of peak numbers of bat passes at each site per species
- Summary of the peak numbers of spots or walks (out of 12) each species was recorded on at each site
- 5 Surveys recorded Noctules
- 4 Surveys recorded Serotine (or “big bat”)
- 4 Surveys recorded Common pipistrelle
- 4 Surveys recorded Soprano pipistrelle (or “unidentified pipistrelle)