Dataset Details - National Bat Database of Ireland
The dataset contains records of bat observations received and maintained by Bat Conservation Ireland. The data come from a number of different surveys, some of which have been undertaken by BCI and their members. More recent data was collected as part of the BATLAS 2010 project.
20/01/2012
04/10/2016
The reason for data capture is ultimately to improve knowledge on bat ecology and distribution to assist in bat conservation measures.
The methods of data capture vary depending on the purpose of the survey.
Island of Ireland. Data have been captured often at a fine level of resolution, but are only displayed at 1km resolution to protect location of roosts and other important sites. The location name is also withheld for a similar reason.
1974 to 2016
The data have been submitted by suitably qualified bat workers and recorders to the data set. The Lesser Horseshoe bat records contained in the database are not shown, as these are available through the Lesser Horseshoe bat database managed by NPWS.
Up to date.
Data can be accessed also through the Bat Conservation Ireland web site at http://www.batconservationireland.org/
Bat Conservation Ireland
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Bat Conservation Ireland, National Bat Database of Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 24 June 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/128>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
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Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
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Dataset record distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
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Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
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Dataset Contacts
Bat Conservation Ireland
Tina Aughney
Ulex House, Drumheel, Lisduff, Virginia, Co. Cavan
086 4049468
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 40879
Month 339
Year 315
1974
2019
Record Statistics

41533

1

10

45

Resolution No. records
100m 40996
1km 537
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Surveys
SurveyId Title Data Capture Period Species Records
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Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
Common name The common name of the taxon
Determiner name The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa
Survey name Name of a specific survey (including collections of casual observations and other loose assemblages of data)
Type of roost A description of structure of bat roost
Type of sighting A description of the type of sighting made
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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