Course: Using Bat Detectors

Bat Conservation Trust

Dorking, Surrey
3rd May 2018 02078207169 Naomi Webster

Cost: £165 (discounts available)

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

This one day course is aimed at professionals or interested amateurs and offers an introduction to the use of bat detectors for professional bat surveys. The 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 Myotisbat. It will also discuss the options available for later software analysis. Finally it will look at record keeping and how to add value to field data through the use of GPS information and Google Earth.

Optional evening bat walk using detectors - weather permitting

Course Content Includes:  

  • What bat echolocation is and why it can 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 identification
  • Adding value to your surveys with good record keeping and reporting


£5 for BCT members (Join today to receive your discount!)

£25 discount off the combined price if booking this with Bat Ecology and Conservation taking place the next day. For details phone 020 7820 7169

A 10% discount is available for bookings of three or more places. This can be multiple places on the same course or booking three or more separate courses. Multiple places must be booked at the same time to receive the discount.

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