bat explorer course

BatExplorer and Kaleidoscope Training Course – 8th April 2020 * Fully Booked *

Our course, which is aimed at beginners and intermediate users, aims to give participants the knowledge and skills to use the Bat Explorer and Kaleidoscope software to analyse bat survey recordings and present their findings of surveys using the Batlogger or other bat detectors.

This one-day course requires only a very basic knowledge of bats and bat ecology, and the identification features illustrated will apply to a range of different software.

Course Outline:

This course will provide an introduction to both BatExplorer and Kaleidoscope and how they can be used to analyse bat recordings. Specific areas covered are:

  • Set up and customisation of the software;
  • Downloading data;
  • Viewing, reviewing and moving through files;
  • Managing, marking and manipulating files;
  • Tools to aid species ID; and
  • Species Identification – An introduction to species identification. Based around recordings of multiple UK bat species, we will look at the tools we have to identify bats, some of the pitfalls and how we can report our findings.

Course Booking:

  • The course will cost £100.00 per person.
  • The course runs from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • The course will be entirely office-based, held in Penarth, near Cardiff, South Wales.
  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Participants will need access to a WiFi enabled laptop (ideally running Windows 8 or higher), as around 75% of the course is hands-on, using the software in real time. 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 about this course, or to enrol.