Long Eared Bat - Tom Marshall

Wildlife Training Workshop: Bat Sonogram Analysis with Aidan Matthews

Location:
A workshop looking at the technology available to help identify bats.

Event details

Meeting point

Meeting room, Fishing Lodge

Date

Time
7pm - 10.30pm
A static map of Wildlife Training Workshop: Bat Sonogram Analysis with Aidan Matthews

About the event

Listening to bats on detectors is a skill which needs lots of experience to be able to positively identify an individual to species level, especially as they only stay in range for a few moments. Using a recording device with the bat detector means that the calls can be reviewed after the event and a greater level of accuracy obtained when identifying what bat species made the call. Variations in call type, between species, is easily seen and helps to explain what you hear when using a bat detector.

The training workshop will look at the range of species found in our area and have examples of the different software to view sonograms produced by recordings from a library file. Technological advances in the last 5 years have also brought visual analysis to the field and this is extremely useful when dealing with multiple species and call types. Ecological consultants are a key user of this technology for emergence surveys and long term monitoring, but it also has its place with the amateur conservationist who wants to further their experience of bat identification.

Booking

Price

£25 Standard

Additional booking information

Further information including a programme for the day and a location map will be sent out to participants nearer the time.

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

Please discuss with training workshops officer if assistance required

Wheelchair access

Please discuss with training workshops officer if assistance required

Hearing loop

Please discuss with training workshops officer if assistance required

What to bring

Further information will be sent to participants nearer the time

Facilities

Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area

Contact us

Juliette Butler - The Wildlife Trust BCN