The Big Bat Skills Event - Online - Friday 04 March

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 - £25/30

3 workshops early bird discount - £65/70 (only available until 18 February)

Big Bat Skills Event - Online

Workshop streams 2022


Introductory workshops

  • Introduction to sound analysis - Philip Briggs
  • An introduction to class licencing in England - Lisa Worledge
  • Introduction to Visual Bat Identification - Gail Armstrong

Surveying and Monitoring workshops

  • Bats and buildings - Chris Vine
  • UK bat call identification - Paul Howden-Leach
  • Tracking technology techniques - Sarah Dean

Essential Skills/Knowledge workshops

  • Stress and conflict in bat consultancy - George Bemment
  • Tips and advice on report writing - Neil Middleton
  • Biosecurity and bats - effective disease risk management - Lisa Worledge

Products: Sound Analysis Software/Bat Detectors

  • Using Kaleidoscope Pro for bat auto-id - Wildlife Acoustics


09:15 - Arrival

09:25 – Welcome

09:30 - Session 1

11:00 – Break

11:30 – Session 2

13:00 – Lunch break

14:00 – Session 3

15:30 – open session for networking

16:00 - Close


Premium Sponsors: Highland Titles and Wildlife Acoustics

Corporate Sponsors: Echoes Ecology and Wildcare

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

Big Bat Skills Event - Online

Premium Sponsors logos: Highland Titles and Wildlife Acoustics

Big Bat Skills Event - Online

Corporate Sponsor logo: Echoes Ecology