The Big Bat Skills Event - Online

The Big Bat Skills Event brings bat workers together online for a range of workshops so they can continue to develop their skills and knowledge without having to gather in person.

Workshops are organised into streams depending on which areas you are interested in developing your skills and knowledge. Participants can choose to attend just one workshop or the whole day (3 workshop sessions).

Ticket prices (BCT members/Non-member)

1 workshop - £20/£25

1 day (3 workshops) - £50/£60

The last Big Bat Skills Event took place on Friday 12 February 2021.


Introductory workshops

  • An introduction to class licencing in England - Lisa Worledge
  • Emergency bat care for ecologists - Maggie Brown
  • Introduction to Visual Bat Identification - Gail Armstrong

Surveying and Monitoring workshops

  • Thermal imaging - Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams
  • Surveying bridges and viaducts - Stuart Spray
  • Bats and buildings - Chris Vine

Essential Skills/Knowledge workshops

  • Stress and conflict in bat consultancy - George Bemment
  • Getting things done - productivity tips - Lisa Worledge
  • Tips and advice on report writing - Neil Middleton

Products: Sound Analysis Software/Bat Detectors

  • Titley Scientific
  • Sonobat - sound analysis software - Martyn Cooke
  • Introduction to Kaleidoscope for bat analaysis - Wildlife Acoustics
Big Bat Skills Event - Online

Main Sponsors logos: NHBS, Pettersson, Sonobat, Titley Scientific and Wildlife Acoustics


Main Sponsors were NHBS, Pettersson, Sonobat, Titley Scientific and Wildlife Acoustics

Corporate Sponsors were Batbox, Echoes Ecology, I & G Ecological Consulting Ltd and Wildcare

If you are interested in sponsoring this or other BCT events, please contact

Big Bat Skills Event - Online

Corporate Sponsors logos: Batbox, Echoes Ecology, I&G Ecological Consultancy Ltd and Wildcare