The Jersey Bat Group is encouraging all people in Jersey to get involved with the Bat Conservation Trust Sunset/Sunrise Survey We are looking for bat roosts (bats emerging from buildings, trees etc), bat activity in the Island and generally ‘all things batty!’ The Bat Conservation Trust have useful guidance and recording software specifically for this task that we would encourage you to use. If you have any question or would rather submit your bat sightings in another format then please email us Keen to get involved in BCT bat monitoring? This survey is ideal for you if you don’t have previous bat surveying experience. ItRead More →

Jersey Bat Group – JICAS MSc Bursary The Jersey Bat Group is delighted to offer a £2,500 bursary towards a place on the MSc in Island Biodiversity and Conservation which is being delivered by the Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies and is accredited by the University of Exeter. Details about the course including how to apply can be found here: MSc in Island Biodiversity and Conservation  The bursary will be for a student to complete the following dissertation project:   Bats in Jersey’s urban environment (Jersey Bat Group) – £2,500 bursary Jersey is home to up to 18 species of bats comprising a mixRead More →

For the third year running the Jersey Bat Group will be participating in the National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project.  Site selection and methodology for the local project will mirror the BCT guidance documents in order for the Jersey results to be comparable with the UK data. Nathusius’ pipistrelle is considered rare in the UK but may simply be under-recorded. It is often found at large water-bodies, particularly during its autumn migration period (BCT). The National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project was launched in 2014 with a grant from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, to improve our understanding of the ecology, current status and conservation threats for Nathusius’Read More →