The Manx Bat Group regularly undertakes surveys of properties or particular locations to check for the presence of bats. This is particularly important if the property is subject to a planning proposal. Anyone can help and more volunteers are usually required. Contact us if you'd like to help. Training will be provided.

Members can join in with various bat surveys and ongoing roost monitoring. Contact each coordinator below for details.

Leisler’s roost counts: June

Help count Leisler’s bats emerging from known roosts. This is the Island's largest bat.

Coordinator: Richard Selman

iBats: July to August

The Indicator Bats Program: structured car-based surveys to record bat calls along a set route. Part of the UK National Bat Monitoring Programme (and global equivalents).

Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nathusius’s pipistrelle survey: September

Join our search to find what would be a new species for the Island.

Coordinator: Bob Moon

Do you need a survey for planning?

The Manx Bat Group can undertake bat surveys required as part of the planning process. They are undertaken by trained volunteers. A fee is charged based on volunteer time and related expenses and you will receive a written report. For more information contact Nick Pinder.

bridge survey1  bridge survey2