NDFF Atlas of the dutch bats 1997

Latest version published by Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF) on Mar 27, 2018 Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF)

The Bat Atlas Project (VAP) has the following aims:

Carrying out a systematic survey of the bats occurring in the Netherlands in their summer biotope.

Gaining insight about the bats use of the landscape.

Attracting more attention for bats and thereby improving their conservation status.

The first aim of the VAP has become more comprehensive. Over time, systematic surveys of bats in their winter habitats were strongly encouraged. The scale of an hour plot or atlas plot (a grid cell of 5 square kilometres) was chosen to carry out a systematic survey.

About 94 percent of observations have been made using a bat detector. In addition, the following methods have been used:

Catching bats with nets

Examining hibernation sites in buildings (mostly church attics)

Photographing bats

Surveying bat boxes

Attracting publicity for bats.

The observations were made from 1986 to 1993.

Various experts check observations of rare species, observations of the Myotis species, which can easily be confused, and observations of a common species previously unknown in a particular area.

Dataset available via https://www.ndff.nl/english / serviceteamndff@natuurloket.nl

Positive observations without zeros.

8,145 records (March 2018)



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Who created the resource:

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Who filled in the metadata:

Thijs de Kruif

Who else was associated with the resource:

Henk de Vries
Node manager NLBIF
NLBIF (Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility) P.O.Box 9517 2300 RA Leiden NL

Geographic Coverage

The Netherlands

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.736, 3.318], North East [53.521, 7.207]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Chiroptera (Bats)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1986-01-01 / 1993-12-31

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.ndff.nl/resource?r=17_006_vleermuizenatlas_1997