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Kaleidoscope Pro

Target Audience: Ecological Consultants - Moderate to Advanced

"Fantastic introduction to Kaleidoscope Pro. The course is run at a great pace and Paul makes it both a useful and enjoyable training event." Course Participant, 2017

A one day course aimed at ecological consultants. The Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Pro course will introduce participants to Kaleidoscope Pro, and its ability to analyse large data sets. The course will focus on both the free and full versions of the software and its application within the profession. The course will be led by Wildlife Acoustics' Paul Howden-Leach, an expert in Kaleidoscope Pro. All profits from the course will go to the Bat Conservation Trust.

Course content includes:

    • Understanding bat echolocations – Physics of sound
    • Principals of bat detectors, including differences in technology relating to zero crossing, full spectrum, heterodyne and time expansion.
    • How to use the free Kaleidoscope viewer, file converter and noise scrubber.
    • Dealing with large data sets using Kaleidoscope pro auto ID software
    • Principals of cluster analysis within Kaleidoscope and its applications
    • Exporting the results.

This will be a classroom based course, however equipment will be used to demonstrate key concepts.

Prior Knowledge: A basic understanding of bat identification is recommended although not essential.

Equipment: All participants must bring a laptop with Kaleidoscope Pro installed ( A training licence key will be given out on the course to activate the full version of the licence for a two week period. Participants can bring examples of their own data; however this is not essential as data will be provided.

2018 dates and venues

Dates Venue Availability
29 October Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Spaces available







£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

Click here to book for Kaleidoscope Pro training course in Edinburgh on 29 October 2018

Email to register your interest and stay updated when booking opens.

For more information, phone 020 7820 7169 or email

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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