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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 featuring videos, activities and quizzes followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. It is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to using a tuneable heterodyne bat detector and fundamental species identification skills, and enable them to participate in a UK-wide survey as part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). The focus is on the NBMP Waterway Survey, how to separate big bats and small bats, and on identification of pipistrelles and Daubenton's bat. The workshop will be led by Andrea Hudspeth.

Please see the workshop outline below.




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



8.10pm Arrivals/teas/coffees/biscuits

8.25pm Bat detector workshop - NBMP Level 1

Introduction

  • Objectives
  • Icebreaker

Why monitor bats?

  • Why bats are important
  • Pressures on bats
  • Importance of monitoring
  • NBMP and latest results

Bat species and identification

  • Overview of UK bat species
  • Big bats and small bats
  • Pipistrelles and Daubenton's bat
  • Echolocation and recognising bat calls
  • Heterodyne bat detector tuning

15 minute break - feel free to bring something to eat and drink

Waterway Survey

  • Overview of methodology
  • NBMP online recording
  • Selecting survey sites
  • Health and safety
  • Identifying bat passes

Quiz

  • Bat identification and key facts

9.40pm Look at sites that need surveying in region and opportunity to sign up

9.55pm Practical session/bat walk using detectors to listen for bats and practise survey techniques

11.25pm Finish (you can leave earlier if you need to)



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