Noctule bat

DDAL are the leading experts in bat ecology in SE Scotland, carrying out hundreds of bat surveys for our clients every year, providing pragmatic and cost-effective licensing and mitigation solutions.

Ecological surveys

Phase 1 habitat survey

Our team provide a range of professional ecological services, including many types of protected species surveys, Phase 1 and extended habitat surveys, EcIA etc.

Specialist Bat Work

Measuring a bat�s forearm

As bat specialists, a significant part of our work lies in using our skills to support other consultancies, for example large scale unattended monitoring, licensable work and radio-tracking.


Bat survey skills workshop

We deliver focussed workshops in all areas of professional bat work, including bat handling, sound analysis, survey techniques etc. David Dodds is a licensed bat trainer in Scotland and N. England.