Trail cameras on bat roost

Surveying Bechstein’s maternity roosts; a new approach

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Since 2016, Jim has toured the country speaking on the topic of ‘surveying trees for bats; can we do better?’ Audiences include the 2017 National Amentiy Conference, 2018 National Bat Conference, 2019 South West Bat Conference and many bat gorups.

In 2019, Jim spoke at the National Bat Conference once again to share his most recent research findings. Having posed the question ‘can we do better’, Jim presented the preliminary findings of a field trial that utilised trail cameras in place of surveyors. The results show promise for this technique, although more work in needed before this technique can be rolled out.

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