Introduction to Bats and Bat Survey

2nd May 2019

This course run by CIEEM will provide a look at the primary legislation in relation to bats (focused on Scotland), important bat identification features and key aspects of bat ecology. A range of roost types for different species will be discussed and pointers will be given on what to look out for in roost identification. Key bat survey requirements and methods will be reviewed, to allow delegates to gain a greater understanding of required methods in relation to current good practice guidance. There will be examples of case studies including survey for different types of development (e.g. buildings, wind farm, roads, trees). Reference will primarily be made to Scottish bat species.

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Bat Impacts and Mitigation

3rd May 2019

This CIEEM course will look at when and how a derogation licence can be obtained, primarily looking at the licensing process in Scotland. Potential impacts that could affect bats will be discussed including roost destruction, roost disturbance and other impacts will be considered such as loss of foraging and collision impacts. Various mitigation and compensation options will be reviewed. There will be discussion on best practice methods of working for roost destruction and exclusions. The course should enable delegates to prepare licence applications and bat Species Protection Plans with more confidence. Examples will be primarily of Scottish bat species. The course will be classroom based. Opportunity will be given for questions and discussion. Advice on further reading and key references will be given.

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NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, 10th May, East Ayrshire

10th May 2019

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. The workshop will be led by Ian Cornforth.

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NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, 10th May, Isle of Mull

10th May 2019

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. The workshop will be led by Elisabeth Ferrell.

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NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, 22nd June, Isle of Barra

22nd June 2019

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. The workshop will be led by Elisabeth Ferrell.

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Culzean Bat Training Evening

10th August 2019

Join us for the 4th year of handling bats in the tranquil setting of Culzean Castle Country Park. There are opportunities to use different capturing equipment and handle various bat species that inhabit Scotland. Entries are only confirmed with proof of up to date rabies vaccination.To book your place or for further information please contact Joanne on joanne_e_king@hotmail.com; 07749 103711 The event if free but we ask a donation is made to BCT for the evenings activities.

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