Event: National Bat Conference 2019

Bat Conservation Trust

University of Nottingham
7th - 8th September 2019

www.bats.org.uk nwebster@bats.org.uk 02078207169 Naomi Webster

Cost: £166

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology


The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar and booking is now open! A weekend of exciting talks, workshops and a conference dinner (with ceilidh!) on the Saturday evening. The conference is an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Emma Teeling (University College Dublin) will give the Keynote this year.

Workshops include:

Saturday afternoon

  • Introducing Bat Recording Manager (Justin Hall)
  • Talking to young children about bats (Maggie Brown)
  • Consultant's Forum (BCT)
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness - tips to increase your productivity (Lisa Worledge)
  • The Song Meter family has a new arrival. (Sherwood Snyder)
  • Bats and Lighting – latest research and guidance
  • Getting the most from your detectors and software (Titley Scientific)
  • Surveying trees (Rich Flight)
  • Gardening for bats (The Butterfly Brothers)
  • Introduction to SonoBat 4 (UK Version) (Martyn Cooke)
  • Drawing bats (Bizzy Illustrations)
  • Acoustic lures and trapping techniques (Daniel Hargreaves)
  • Basic bat ID (Colin Morris)
  • Visualising and presenting all that bat data; the world beyond the spreadsheet.
  • Thermal imaging surveys (Kayleigh Fawcett Williams)

Sunday morning

  • Finding bat roosts using infant bat calls and adult social calls (Maggie Andrews and Milly Hodnett)
  • Consultant's Forum (BCT)
  • Bearing witness for wildlife (Pete Charleston)
  • Mitigation guidelines (CIEEM)
  • Bats in Art and Culture (Tom McOwat)
  • Understanding social media – which platform(s) to use and how to engage your audience (Andreia Correia da Costa)
  • Is that a bat? (Neil Middleton)
  • Introduction to Kaleidoscope Viewer and Pro bat analysis software. (Paul Howden-Leach) 60 minutes
  • Bat Photography (Daniel Hargreaves)
  • Pom-pom bats (BCT)
  • Introduction to SonoBat 4 (UK Version) (Martyn Cooke)
  • Bat identification photo quiz (Daniel Whitby)
  • Surveying buildings (Chris Vine)

Various packages available with and without accommodation. 

Discounts for BCT members available


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