Using bat detectors

This course introduces the use of bat detectors for professional bat surveys. It includes different types of detector systems, the range of detectors available, advice on choosing the most appropriate detector and making recordings. Using real broadcast echolocation calls, this course demonstrates how to perform basic identification in the field.

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

This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 24 CPD credits.

These credits are valid only if attendees are registered on the Royal Society of Biology CPD Scheme.

Key Information

Start date:


£165 (£5 discounts for BCT members)


Bat Conservation Trust




Biodiversity, Ecology


Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

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