bat explorer course

Bat Sound Analysis: Using BatSound and BatExplorer

This course, which is aimed at beginners and intermediate users, and aims to give participants the knowledge and skills to use to analyse recordings using BatSound and BatExplorer software and will run on the 2nd August 2018.

The course requires only a very basic knowledge of bats and bat ecology, and after briefly covering the basics on bat calls and echolocation, the course will move on to discuss how to measure and analysis different bat calls and the characteristics that help us to identify different species. The identification features illustrated will apply to a range of different software, and during this course, participants will be shown both BatExplorer and BatSound softwares.

Course Content

This course will cover:

  • Intro to Sound Analysis
  • Basic principles of Sound Analysis
  • Species ID
  • Creating Projects using BatExplorer
  • Functions using BatSound
  • Data Presentation

Course Booking

  • The course will cost £40.00 per person.
  • The course runs from 6.00pm until 9.30pm.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

The course will be delivered by Bat Sound Analysis expert Erika Dahlberg and will be entirely office-based, held in our office in Cardiff Bay on the 2nd August 2018.

Participants will need access to a wi-fi enabled laptop, as you will be using the software in real time, but all software, files and handouts will be supplied. In the event that you do not have access to your own laptop we have a few spare ones which can be used. A mouse is also highly recommended.


Contact us on 029 2065 0331 or enquiries@acerecology.co.uk for more information or to enrol.

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