ChiroBoxes

Methodology

Who can participate?

All volunteers are welcome and no previous knowledge is required.

You can find more information in the Resources section. 

Where can it be carried out?

In any location. You just need to install a bat box. 

If you want to monitor any bat box from our network, find it in Explore data and contact us.

What does it consist of?

Checking bat boxes with an endoscope camera and counting bats.

How is it carried out?

You need to introduce the endoscope a little bit through the opening of the bat box (this will allow checking the box with no need to open it) and count the number of animals in it. If it is necessary you can take a picture from the interior to identify the species. 

In any case, bat boxes cannot be opened and animals must not be manipulated!






When?

Throughout the whole year. Bat boxes are being checked once per season of the year:

Winter: 15 November - 28 February

Spring: 1 March - 15 May

Summer: 16 May - 31 August

Autumn: 1 September - 14 November

Which equipment is needed?

- Endoscope (for example Endoscope HD720P Wifi)

- Fishing cane

- A bat box

Model 1

Model 2

Model 3


Model 4



PACKS OFFERS!

AudioMoth + Simple bat box

AudioMoth + Double bat box


Register your own bat box

In this platform, you have access to the tools to design and register your bat box. Register it HERE.

Send the results

Once the inspection is finished you will be able to upload your results to the website and check the results from other bat boxes. 

If you would like to participate or to join some training sessions, please do not hesitate to contact us! info@batmonitoring.org

Resources

Training courses

Periodically we organize training sessions to provide the necessary knowledge to carry out this protocol.

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Other materials

  Bat species list