Three long-eared bats

Bat surveys help to establish if a bat roost is present, or is likely absent from buildings and trees. Bat activity, including key commuting and foraging routes, are also identified. The results help us to recommend ecological mitigation and enhancement measures where required.

Have you been advised to do a bat survey?

Bats and their roosts are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017. As such, local planning authorities may ask you for a bat survey to be undertaken. It is both cost-effective and time-saving to identify ecological constraints early on during the planning process.

How can we help you?

Our staff at Acer Ecology have fully licensed ecologists who are experienced in undertaking bat surveys. We will work with you to help guide your project smoothly through the planning process.

Acer Ecology has undertaken bat surveys in Fishponds and other areas of Bristol such as Bedminster, Filton, Montpelier, Clifton and Long Ashton. We also have the capacity to conduct surveys in the surrounding counties, including Somerset, and Gloucestershire.

We are able to provide a competitive quote to potential clients on a case by case basis.

If you would like to discuss bat surveys with us or find out more information about our other ecological services, please contact Acer Ecology on 02920 650 331 or email

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