The Big Bat Skills Event - Online is returning on Friday 12 February!

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

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Workshop options

Big Bat Skills Event - Online

Workshop streams


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
  • Introduction to Kaleidoscope for bat analaysis - Wildlife Acoustics

Are you interested in checking out Kaleidoscope Pro software for your bat file analysis? Have you just started to work with Kaleidoscope Pro and would like an in-depth primer on the basics of the software? Even if you are a regular user of Kaleidoscope Pro there’s a good chance you’ll pick up a few new tips in this webinar. We’ll cover the functions of the Control Panel window, including a basic introduction to meta data and file conversion, and we’ll open and examine bat audio files. We’ll then spend time going through all the details of what the Viewer window has to offer.


Main Sponsors are Titley Scientific and Wildlife Acoustics

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

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