Somerset results of NBMP roost emergence counts

The group has been participating in roost counts for many years, results are shown below. The peak number of roosts counted in a year in recent times was the year before Covid, 2019.


The first year with limited Covid-19 impact. There was one more roost emergence counted in 2022 than last year. But the numbers counted remain down on peak 2019 levels, with only 50% of the number of 2019 roosts counted in 2022.

More details of Roost emergence count maps for 2022 are on the BCT website.


The Covid-19 pandemic is still having an impact this year, with numbers counted very similar to 2020.


The Covid-19 pandemic had a big impact, but some roosts were still counted.


Roost emergence counts – Interim Somerset results map