Bat Monitoring Program

The Bat Monitoring Program, led by the Natural Sciences Musem of Granollers, is an online platform to effectively monitor bat populations across the territory based on a joint effort by a network of professionals and volunteers.

This initiative includes 4 different protocols that have been developed and optimised during the last years: the ChiroRivers, the ChiroHabitats, the ChiroBoxes and the ChiroRoosts. Each one of them has been specifically designed for monitoring a certain group of species, either forest-dwelling species, cave-dwelling species, urban species, etc. with the aim that the combination of all 4 monitoring programs would provide a complete image of the health status of all bat species populations in all environments.

If you would like to participate chose a program and contact us for further information! info@batmonitoring.org

Rivers

Monitoring of bat species present in aquatic ecosystems, used as Ecological Indicators of water and riparian forest quality.

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Habitats

Monitoring of bat species in all habitats across the territory in passive acoustic monitoring.

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Boxes

Monitoring of fissure-dwelling and forest-dwelling bat species using bat boxes across a network of bat box stations.

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Roosts

Monitoring of bat colonies in natural and artificial roosts (e.g. caves, mines, tunnels, churches, old buildings, etc.)

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