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NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Beinn Eighe, 21st July 2018

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Bein Eighe Visitor Centre

Achnasheen

IV22 2PD

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This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field. The focus is on pipistrelles, noctule, serotine and Daubenton's bat as these illustrate a range of different bat sounds. The workshop will be led by Andrea Hudspeth.

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Discounts available:

£5 discount: Concessions (BCT members/partner bat group members/unwaged) - use code Concession when ordering a ticket.

£10 discount: Available to current NBMP volunteers - use code NBMP when ordering a ticket




6.45pm Arrivals/teas/coffees/biscuits

7.00pm Bat detector workshop - "Using Your Ears"

Introduction

  • Heterodyne detectors
  • Sonic memory and hearing
  • 4 elements

Element 1: Repetition Rate

  • Recognising repetition rates
  • Relationship with wingbeat
  • Body size
  • Variation in repetition rate

Element 2: Rhythm

  • Describing rhythms
  • Rhythms of the species
  • What can it tell us?
  • Relationship between wingshape and pulse rhythm

15 minute break - please bring something to eat and drink

Element 3: Tonal quality

  • Sound "richness"
  • Call duration

Element 4: Pitch

  • Why pitch is important
  • Finding peak frequencies
  • Round-up & Questions

8.15pm Introduction to the National Bat Monitoring Programme

8.45pm Look at sites that need surveying in region and opportunity to sign up

9.00pm Practical session/bat walk using detectors to listen for bats and practise survey techniques

10.30pm Finish (you can leave earlier if you need to)


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