Identification of Bats

Bats make up almost a quarter of the world’s mammals, with over 1300 species, found on all continents, except Antarctica. In Britain we have 18 resident species, of which 17 are breeding here. All British bats are considered vulnerable or endangered and are protected by law. This weekend will shed some light on the activities of these fascinating flying creatures. The course will begin on the Friday evening with a general introduction to bats, this will be followed by a bat walk around the study centre grounds. On Saturday there will be sessions on ‘British bats and bats & the law followed by a bat detector workshop in the afternoon. After supper there will be a visit down to the river (conditions permitting) so that attendees have the opportunity to practice their new found detecting skills. There will be a short dawn survey on Sunday morning. During the rest of the day there will be sessions on specimen identification and survey methods, including a practical visit to some buildings to look for potential roosting sites and to undertake a site assessment. A final morning session in the classroom on Monday will be followed by a test in the afternoon. Overall an interesting and entertaining introduction to the wonders of bats. Overall an interesting and entertaining introduction to the wonders of bats.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01743 852040.

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Key Information

Start date:

1st June 2018 at 6:00pm


From £270


Field Studies Council




Nature & Wildlife


Preston Montford, United Kingdom

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