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Automatic Species Identification

Target audience: Ecological consultants - Intermediate level

"This is one of the best bat courses I have attended for a while. Excellent delivery of a technical and complex topic - I can't wait to get started on Auto ID, am feeling enthused!"

This one-day course is aimed at professionals or interested amateurs and follows on from BCT’s Sound analysis and species identification. It covers the principles of automated identification to analyse large volumes of data and looks at currently available software.  It examines the issues around using automated identification systems and optimising workflow for dealing with large datasets.

Course content includes:

  • Principles of automated identification
  • Currently available software
  • When can you/should you use it? (examples of good and bad practise)
  • Practical session using automated identification software

Practical demonstrations will include Kaleidoscope software, with two week free trials provided by Wildlife Acoustics and Sonochiro software, with two week free trials provided by Biotope.

Prior Knowledge: Designed as a follow-up to Sound analysis and species identification.

2017 Dates and Venues

Dates Venue Availability
23 June The National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire Course over






£5 for BCT members (Join today to receive your discount!)

A 10% discount is available for bookings of three or more places. This can be multiple places on the same course or booking three or more separate courses. Multiple places must be booked at the same time to receive the discount. To take advantage of this discount you will need to book three or more courses/places through our online booking system, at the payment page select "pay by invoice". Please then contact the training team so that your discount can be applied.

NB: Corporate members may be entitled to additional discounts. Click here for more information on becoming a corporate member.


To book

To book your place on the Automatic Species Identification course taking place at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre on 23 June, please click here.


Please note:

BCT does not endorse any of the analysis software programs included within their training courses or conference workshops but values the important contribution they can make to bat conservation. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage to data or unsatisfactory results arising from the use of any analysis software during or after a BCT course or conference workshop.

The use of proprietary and commercial trade names in BCT training or conferences does not imply endorsement of the product, software or technique by event sponsors, funding bodies or BCT.  

Our full terms and conditions can be found here: Terms and conditions 

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