Surveying for bats

Surveying for bats

Surveying for Bats - John Black

Updated in line with the 4th edition of the Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys, as well as developing practical survey skills and field sign identification.

Upcoming dates: We do not currently have any dates scheduled for this course.

Please email training@bats.org.uk to register your interest

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Course content includes:

  • Identifying survey objectives
  • Planning surveys, including desktop and scoping surveys
  • Resource planning and costings
  • Health and safety, including risk assessments
  • Identifying appropriate survey techniques to meet survey objectives
  • Survey skills and field signs, including droppings
  • Building, construction and architectural terms
  • Case studies and practical roost visits

Prior knowledge: Designed as a follow-up to Bat Ecology and Conservation and Getting started with bat detectors.

CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded that can be used as evidence for CPD. This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology as 24 CPD points.

Cost: £360 - non-residential,

Discounts: £5 for BCT members, 10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places


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