Bat Surveys: Emergence and Activity Surveys
What is an Emergence or Activity Survey?
Following on from initial inspections of buildings and trees, it is sometimes necessary to undertake further activity or emergence surveys to either assess whether a roost is present, or to gain further information about species, numbers and use of a site.
These surveys are carried out at dawn or dusk during the active season - this is typically from May to August inclusive but can sometimes be undertaken in the months around this timeframe, depending on the type of roost being surveyed.
How can LSC help?
Our Ecologists undertake emergence and re-entry surveys using specialist bat detectors which record ultrasonic echolocation calls and often allow us to identify a bat to species level. We also use infra-red cameras to record the movement of bats under cover of darkness. Our surveyors watch a building or roost feature to record bats entering or leaving the roost, or using adjacent habitats. The evidence, either of presence or absence, is presented as a report for submission for Planning Permission and the data gathered can be used to inform a Licence Application, if this is required.
Our surveys are completed to the Best Practice Guidelines outlined by the Bat Conservation Trust, and our reports consistently and comprehensively provide the information required by our clients to secure Planning Permission.
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