Bat Survey

Introduction to Bat Detector Surveys and Bat Survey Methods – 30th April 2019 – Evening Course

The course is designed for professional or amateur bat surveyors who would like to learn how to undertake bat detector surveys or improve their bat surveying skills. The course will include indoor and outdoor sessions where participants will be taught how to undertake an evening bat survey, identify bat calls in the field and how to use different ultrasound equipment.

Participants will gain skills and experience in:

  • Survey methods
  • Species identification
  • Using and gaining an understanding of different bat detectors

Items to bring:

  • Appropriate footwear and clothing for outdoors.
  • Torch.
  • Notepad/writing equipment (optional).

Course Booking

  • The course costs £15.00 per person inclusive of VAT.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
  • The  course will be partly field based and so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
  • The course will be run by Acer Ecology staff in our Cardiff Bay office.
  • The course will run between 7.00pm until 10.30pm.


We have run this course previously and have received some excellent feedback from those who attended:

We really enjoyed the course – it was excellent and has got us all looking forward to carrying out surveys here.
Brian Briggs, Senior Reserve Warden of WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre
Attended an excellent course today in Bat ID in Flight and an Introduction to Bat Detector Surveys with Acer Ecology taught by Lea Likozar. Super interesting content with a lovely interactive session at the end, where we heard P. pipistrellus, P. pygmaeus and P. nathusii! Also 3 sightings: two bats (unidentified spp) and one disappointing seagull 😂 Thank you Lea for a fab evening.
Hayley Glanville, Student (via LinkedIn)

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