Getting started with bat detectors and bat call analysis

Getting started with bat detectors and bat call analysis

Optional evening bat walk (weather permitting) when based at an FSC centre - Anne Youngman

This one day course offers an introduction to the use of bat detectors for professional bat surveys.

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

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Course content includes:

  • What is bat echolocation and why can it be useful in surveys
  • An introduction to bat detector systems
  • Types of detectors available
  • Choosing your bat detector
  • Recording from your detector
  • Options available for software analysis for bat calls
  • Basic bat call identification
  • Adding value to your surveys with good record keeping and reporting

Prior knowledge: none

Professional Training Standards met by course: Foundation Knowledge 1.2, Preparation and Planning of surveys 3.2, Survey Techniques and Equipment 4.2

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: £170 in person

Discounts: £5 for BCT members,

10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places

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