NBMP Level 2 bat detector workshop - Wednesday 19th June 2024

19th June 2024

This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field. The focus is on pipistrelles, noctule, serotine and Daubenton's bat as these illustrate a range of different bat sounds. *Attendees can leave early if they need to. The workshop will be led by Ian Cornforth.

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Guided Bat Walk with Outer Hebrides Bat Group (Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival)

21st June 2024

Come and join the Outer Hebrides Bat Group on a guided bat walk around the Lewis Castle grounds. We'll meet half an hour before sunset, brief you and take a walk around the castle grounds looking for bats. As we walk, we'll talk about all things bats, their biology, behaviour, conservation and more. We'll even have bat detectors on hand to let you try them out! We'll be walking around the castle grounds, mostly walking woodland paths. The route may be as much as 2-3 km long over varying qualities of pathways, with slight undulation at times (it will also be dark) so this event may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users. 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress appropriately for the weather (remember it's late so it may begin to get colder as the walk goes on). Wear appropriate footwear for walking on mixed terrain with good ankle support. Bring along a torch and/or head torch if you have one. This event is FREE but donations are welcome. Book your place via: outerhebridesbatgroup@gmail.com.

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Guided Bat Walk with Outer Hebrides Bat Group (Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival)

22nd June 2024

Come and join the Outer Hebrides Bat Group on a guided bat walk around the Lewis Castle grounds. We'll meet half an hour before sunset, brief you and take a walk around the castle grounds looking for bats. As we walk, we'll talk about all things bats, their biology, behaviour, conservation and more. We'll even have bat detectors on hand to let you try them out! We'll be walking around the castle grounds, mostly walking woodland paths. The route may be as much as 2-3 km long over varying qualities of pathways, with slight undulation at times (it will also be dark) so this event may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users. 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress appropriately for the weather (remember it's late so it may begin to get colder as the walk goes on). Wear appropriate footwear for walking on mixed terrain with good ankle support. Bring along a torch and/or head torch if you have one. This event is FREE but donations are welcome. Book your place via: outerhebridesbatgroup@gmail.com.

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NBMP Level 2 bat detector workshop - Tuesday 2nd July 2024

2nd July 2024

This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field. The focus is on pipistrelles, noctule, serotine and Daubenton's bat as these illustrate a range of different bat sounds. *Attendees can leave early if they need to. The workshop will be led by Diana Clark.

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NBMP 'Discover your local bats' Workshop, Zoom, Thursday 11th July 2024

11th July 2024

This free beginner's workshop invites you to explore the wonderful world of bats! It will cover bats around the world, in the UK, how they are surveyed, and how you can find these amazing animals in your local area. It will show you how to carry out your first bat count and ways in which you can continue to develop your skills. This workshop will be led by Parvathy Venugopal.

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NBMP Level 1 bat detector workshop online (Zoom)- Monday 22nd July 2024

22nd July 2024

This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session featuring videos, activities and quizzes. It is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to using a tuneable heterodyne bat detector and fundamental species identification skills, and enable them to participate in a UK-wide survey as part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). The focus is on the NBMP Waterway Survey, how to separate big bats and small bats, and on identification of pipistrelles and Daubenton's bat. The workshop will be led by Philip Briggs.

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NBMP Level 1 Bat Detector Workshop, Innerpeffray Library, Crieff, Perthshire, 25th July 2024

25th July 2024

This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. It is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to using a tuneable heterodyne bat detector and fundamental species identification skills, and enable them to participate in a UK-wide survey as part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). The focus is on the NBMP Waterway Survey, how to separate big bats and small bats, and on identification of pipistrelles and Daubenton's bat. The workshop will be led by Andrea Hudspeth.

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The 11th European Bat Detector Workshop (Spain)

6th September 2024

In connection to the European Bat Research Symposium every three years, since 1991, it has been a tradition to organise a bat detector workshop just before or after the conference. This year's workshop will be located in the village Mura, which is in the edge of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Natural Park, just north of Barcelona. The objective of the workshop is to improve training and knowledge of the latest technology and experience on field identification of flying European bats. This includes the use of various detectors, both active and passive, but also to improve your skills around bat call analysis software. The mixture of novice and well experienced bat workers (and everything between) enhances the learning process by self awareness and development. This workshop is aimed at idealistic bat workers (enthusiasts/idealists, NGO's, scientists and students) who will work with bats in the future. Students and NGO's may apply for a reduced registration fee. Commercial bat workers will be accepted if there is space. The workshop stretches over four nights, giving three full days with lectures, training on software and workshops. The workshop is organised on a self-cost basis, where expenses cover only physical costs, such as material, food and accommodation. If you use the opportunity of the offers some of the manufacturers are giving to the participants, you might even end up getting a net free trip from most of Europe.

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