Course: Surveying for Bats

Bat Conservation Trust

Wiliton, Taunton, Somerset
29th May 2018

www.bats.org.uk training@bats.org.uk 020 7820 7169 Naomi Webster - Training and Conferences Manager

Cost: £340 Non-residential, £398 Residential single accommodation (£5 discount for BCT members)

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys, as well as learning practical survey skills and field sign identification. Over two days you will cover survey objectives, desktop and scoping surveys, health and safety, identifying appropriate survey techniques, survey skills, field signs, architectural terms and assessment of roosts.

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
  • Build construction and architectural terms
  • Case studies and practical roost visits

Prior knowledge: Designed as a follow-up to Bat Ecology and Conservation and Using Bat Detectors. If you are unsure about whether this course is the appropriate level, please contact the training team at BCT.

Location: Nettlecombe Court FSC, Wiliton, Taunton, Somerset


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