Scoping surveys for Arborists - online

24th May 2022

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017 Adapted for online delivery, this Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats. Enquire for discount details: training@bats.org.uk

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NBMP Level 2 Using your ears bat detector workshop, Bury, Greater Manchester

28th May 2022

The workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to take part in the highly important National Bat Monitoring Programme with BCT which helps monitor bats nationwide and take on a survey site and this would be a great outcome, and the skills you gain will also be useful to join in with bat group events, like the Millponds survey and BATlas and even do your own surveys and start you on the journey of being able to identify bats using a heterodyne bat detector.

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NBMP Level 2 Workshop - 'Using Your Ears' Bat Detector Workshop, Online

31st May 2022

This bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session run online via Zoom. 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. The training also includes an introduction to the National Bat Monitoring Programme and how you can take part.

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NBMP Level 2 Workshop - Using your ears, East Lothian

4th June 2022

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.

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Scoping surveys for Arborists - online

27th June 2022

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017 Adapted for online delivery, this Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats. Enquire for discount details: training@bats.org.uk

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NBMP Level 2 Bat Detector Workshop - "Using Your Ears", West Glamorgan, Wales

27th June 2022

This bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a walk in the grounds of the centre. 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. The training also includes an introduction to the National Bat Monitoring Programme and how you can take part.

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Introduction to Sound Analysis Workshop, Online

29th June 2022

This session provides an introduction to bat call analysis using sound analysis software. We will use Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope software as this can be downloaded free of charge, but the analysis techniques covered will be applicable to a range of different programs. As well as species ID we will look at the links between species’ ecology and call characteristics. Attendees will be given a library of recordings of bat calls to work through which they can keep afterwards for their own use.

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British bats, their ecology and conservation - 6 session course

12th July 2022

Online course with 6 live, weekly workshops lasting 60-90 minutes online with opportunities to interact with the tutors on Zoom and ask your questions. Recordings of each session will be available afterwards for 1 month. You can book individual sessions if you are particularly interested in one or two topics, or book all six for a full overview of British bats.

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Advanced Bat Survey Techniques - fully booked, register for waiting list

3rd August 2022

Over three days and two nights, attendees will be given theoretical and practical experiences of acoustic lures, harp traps, mist nets and radio tracking. The course will investigate the application of these techniques in line with the BCT’s Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines.

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Advanced Bat Survey Techniques - fully booked, register for waiting list

30th August 2022

Over three days and two nights, attendees will be given theoretical and practical experiences of acoustic lures, harp traps, mist nets and radio tracking. The course will investigate the application of these techniques in line with the BCT’s Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines. The course is suitable for experienced bat surveyors wishing to gain practical experience towards obtaining advanced bat survey licences. Data collected from the course will feed into current research taking place in the area. The field sites are in Dorset and 13 species of bats have been caught in the area.

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