This one day course will cover the different types of detector systems (heterodyne, frequency division, time expansion and full spectrum), the range of detectors available from the different manufacturers, choosing the most appropriate detector for your surveys and how to make recordings. Using real broadcast echolocation calls, this course demonstrates how to perform basic identification in the field such as separating the two common pipistrelles or identifying a Myotis bat. It will also discuss the options available for later software analysis and look at record keeping and how to add value to field data through the use of GPS information. There will be an opportunity to undertake an evening bat walk to practice your new skills, weather permitting. This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for CPD, each course may be counted as 24 CPD credits.

Cost £165pp.
Discounts £5 discount for BCT members.
£25 paired discount if booking Using Bat Detectors & Bat Ecology and Conservation together.
10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places at the same time.

A Bat Conservation Trust course.

Tutor: Bat Conservation Trust

Led by Bat Conservation Trust. BCT organises a range of courses for professionals and volunteers. For more information or to book visit: or phone 020 7820 7169

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Accrediting Agency

Bat Conservation Trust (BCT)

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance