Sign up

The sign-up map for the 2017 season is now live. Please note that if you took part in 2016, the same 1-km square(s) will be reserved for you.

NEWS 13/03/17:  The River Waveney Trust will be moving premises . For this season, equipment will be hosted at The Swan Hotel in Harleston. In addition, with David Nobbs retiring as site manager of the Ted Ellis reserve, we are currently unsure whether this will be a hosting centre this year.


Signing up involves (1) selecting a 1-km square or squares that you wish to survey – the sign up map will be updated to show that this square/s have been taken to avoid duplication of effort, and (2) booking a detector to use  – after selecting a 1-km square, you will be given a web link where you will be able to reserve a detector to use. We recommend that you reserve your detector as soon as you have reserved a square to avoid disappointment, as there is limited availability.

When selecting a new 1-km square to survey, please consider selecting a BLUE PRIORITY square to survey in preference to other 1-km squares. If you are not able to take on a priority square, please select any other available square. Priority squares have been selected according to a stratified random survey design, which if surveyed are most likely to  provide representative habitat coverage of Norfolk.

The survey season runs from beginning of May until the end of September. If you wish to take part, please click on below map. You will then be able to zoom in to find and reserve a 1-km square that you would like to survey by double-clicking on it. If you have any problems using the map, please contact us directly at norfolkbatsurvey@gmail.comNorfolk_sign_up

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