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How to Organise and Lead a Bat Walk

The workshop is intended to provide training and practical experience in organising and leading a bat walk. It will give participants who are relatively new to bats a basic introduction to their biology, ecology and ID, in order that they can answer basic questions from the public, as well as learning about how to plan and run the bat walk itself. It will be useful for bat groups, rangers, wildlife trusts and other people who wish to run bat walks but have not done so before.

 How to lead a bat walk (Diana Hague)

Course content will include: 

  • Basic intro to local bats and tips on ID
  • Identifying a good route
  • Health and safety
  • Using bat detectors
  • Practical - bat walk

Prior knowledge: Not assumed, although some basic experience of bats would be useful.


There are currently no courses planned, however we are happy to organise an event if there is enough interest in an area or as an inhouse course. Please contact the training team for more information.




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

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