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{"id":6735713435751,"title":"Bat Acoustic Field Monitoring \u0026 Eastern Call ID Workshop (KY) September 2-6, 2024; with optional handling activity","handle":"bat-acoustic-monitoring-workshop","description":"\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEarly bird registration rate is in effect for a limited time. After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\" title=\"bat workshop registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Acoustic  Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 1\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4 Days and 5 nights Tuesday afternoon September 3- Friday night September 6, 2023\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eMonday September 2- optional bonus evening field trip for early arrivals; video + record CORRAF and\/or MYOGRI swarm\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eOptional mist netting\/bat handling (prior experience strongly suggested, rabies pre-exposure vaccination required) \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrophone Micrositing\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eData workflow and basic management\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eEastern US bat call identification\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eManual review of recordings\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSonoBat and SonoBatLIVE trial software\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eHands-on deploying bat detectors \u0026amp; post processing recording data\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eLearn to weed out non-bat sounds, recognize call quality, and confirm or reject software classifications\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eLearn to display Kaleidoscope Pro, SonoBat, and manual ID decisions side-by-side\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eIn-person, featuring SonoBat Joe \u0026amp; John Chenger; 80+ years combined experience \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eNightly Geek Sessions; post processing party + 1:1 collaboration opportunities\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInstructors cover techniques for properly deploying both stationary point detectors and for conducing mobile acoustic transects. We focus on equipment selection; configuring appropriate settings; and data collection, organization and management workflows. Students learn how to post-process data with SonoBat software program with guided, hand-on practice to interpret \"auto-classification\" decisions and how to manually confirm or reject the computer-generated \"probable species presence\" results. Participants become empowered to design and conduct their own acoustic surveys to satisfy any local or national protocols\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eOur workshop location is in the geologically world-class sinkhole plain of western Kentucky, which includes extraordinary Mammoth Cave National Park. At over 450 \u003cem\u003e-miles-\u003c\/em\u003e of surveyed passage, \u003cstrong\u003eMammoth Cave is without question the longest and most studied cave in the world.\u003c\/strong\u003e Our event employs the most current inventory and monitoring techniques and serve as a valuable addition to the long-term monitoring efforts for bats in an area. The course curriculum, which combines a combination of classroom lecture\/discussions, demonstrations, and night-time field work, is designed to provide a general introduction to basic bat acoustic monitoring and data management. The Kentucky venue at Cave City is especially valuable for instruction because of the diversity of local habitats providing roosts and\/or watering resources for 11+ species of bats in the area. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled Lecture and\/or Demonstration Topics: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDaytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations primarily using the SonoBat software for acoustic workflow. Many aspects of acoustic monitoring training does not translate well into an online format. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online.\u003c\/i\u003e For participants with some prior bat handling experience, there is a special opportunity to participate in bat capture events, after which bats will be light-tagged to obtain \"voucher\" recordings of known species. \u003cem\u003eThis workshop is primarily an acoustic event, there are no formal lectures discussing netting, handling, or bat physical ID.\u003c\/em\u003e Note this workshop may not tour the interior of any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave. We have an additional \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/events\/products\/bat-survey-workshop\"\u003eBat Capture \u0026amp; Handling Workshop\u003c\/a\u003e, if one week of battiness isn't quite enough.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003eThe Nature of Ultrasound\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Detector Technology\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAcoustic Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Detector Placement and Micro-siting\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eData Wizard Workflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIntroduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eManual Review of Passive Recordings \u0026amp; SonoVet\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdding Kaleidoscope Pro to SonoBat Output \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMonday evening\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e September 2\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e thru Friday night September 6, 2024. Monday evening is an optional field trip opportunity to collect acoustic and video recordings of Rafinesque's big-eared bat. Formal training begins promptly at noon central time on Tuesday and will end late Friday night. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeet Times \u0026amp; Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eFor Monday's evening 5:00 PM field trip, see email from event organizer. Tuesday September 3 is noon at the Hampton Inn Cave City conference room\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e \u003cem\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Park Mammoth). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively \u003cem\u003ebut are in Eastern Time zone.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eLodging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eLodging is \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/search?client=safari\u0026amp;rls=en\u0026amp;q=motels+in+cave+city,+ky\u0026amp;npsic=0\u0026amp;rflfq=1\u0026amp;tbm=lcl\u0026amp;sa=X\u0026amp;ved=0ahUKEwiRgNWesN_JAhUCsxQKHTwZBiAQtgMIRg\"\u003eCave City\u003c\/a\u003e (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100\/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.diamondcaverns.com\/\"\u003eDiamond Caverns\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/maca\/planyourvisit\/macacampground.htm\"\u003eMammoth Cave National Park.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Meals are not provided during this workshop, however generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the conference room. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePre-course Preparation:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThere is no pre-requisite for this training. The curriculum, demonstrations, and field practicums are designed to provide an overview of bat survey methods for North American species. Students should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear and up to 50-pounds of field gear. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, and footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos is strongly advised, and poison ivy is present throughout the park. There is opportunity for at least two nights of netting for those with some prior experience; bat handling gloves and rabies vaccination are required. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Acoustic Hardware and Software:\u003c\/strong\u003e A limited number of Pettersson D500x and SonoBatLIVE recorders are available for acoustic monitoring. Students are welcome to bring their own bat detectors as desired. Instructors will help design recording schedules, refine settings, and troubleshoot for successful field use. Participants will be given a full working trial of the SonoBat software to use with the live demos.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eApproximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jchenger@batmanagement.com\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare. No prior bat-work experience is necessary. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eHow to Register: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: \u003cem\u003eTo register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant. Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eAll participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled in-person Instructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJoe Szewczak\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, and the developer of SonoBat software to analyze and interpret bat echolocation calls. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific 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data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEarly bird registration rate is in effect for a limited time. After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\" title=\"bat workshop registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Acoustic  Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 1\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4 Days and 5 nights Tuesday afternoon September 3- Friday night September 6, 2023\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eMonday September 2- optional bonus evening field trip for early arrivals; video + record CORRAF and\/or MYOGRI swarm\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eOptional mist netting\/bat handling (prior experience strongly suggested, rabies pre-exposure vaccination required) \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eMicrophone Micrositing\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eData workflow and basic management\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eEastern US bat call identification\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eManual review of recordings\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSonoBat and SonoBatLIVE trial software\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eHands-on deploying bat detectors \u0026amp; post processing recording data\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eLearn to weed out non-bat sounds, recognize call quality, and confirm or reject software classifications\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eLearn to display Kaleidoscope Pro, SonoBat, and manual ID decisions side-by-side\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eIn-person, featuring SonoBat Joe \u0026amp; John Chenger; 80+ years combined experience \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eNightly Geek Sessions; post processing party + 1:1 collaboration opportunities\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInstructors cover techniques for properly deploying both stationary point detectors and for conducing mobile acoustic transects. We focus on equipment selection; configuring appropriate settings; and data collection, organization and management workflows. Students learn how to post-process data with SonoBat software program with guided, hand-on practice to interpret \"auto-classification\" decisions and how to manually confirm or reject the computer-generated \"probable species presence\" results. Participants become empowered to design and conduct their own acoustic surveys to satisfy any local or national protocols\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eOur workshop location is in the geologically world-class sinkhole plain of western Kentucky, which includes extraordinary Mammoth Cave National Park. At over 450 \u003cem\u003e-miles-\u003c\/em\u003e of surveyed passage, \u003cstrong\u003eMammoth Cave is without question the longest and most studied cave in the world.\u003c\/strong\u003e Our event employs the most current inventory and monitoring techniques and serve as a valuable addition to the long-term monitoring efforts for bats in an area. The course curriculum, which combines a combination of classroom lecture\/discussions, demonstrations, and night-time field work, is designed to provide a general introduction to basic bat acoustic monitoring and data management. The Kentucky venue at Cave City is especially valuable for instruction because of the diversity of local habitats providing roosts and\/or watering resources for 11+ species of bats in the area. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled Lecture and\/or Demonstration Topics: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDaytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations primarily using the SonoBat software for acoustic workflow. Many aspects of acoustic monitoring training does not translate well into an online format. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online.\u003c\/i\u003e For participants with some prior bat handling experience, there is a special opportunity to participate in bat capture events, after which bats will be light-tagged to obtain \"voucher\" recordings of known species. \u003cem\u003eThis workshop is primarily an acoustic event, there are no formal lectures discussing netting, handling, or bat physical ID.\u003c\/em\u003e Note this workshop may not tour the interior of any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave. We have an additional \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/events\/products\/bat-survey-workshop\"\u003eBat Capture \u0026amp; Handling Workshop\u003c\/a\u003e, if one week of battiness isn't quite enough.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003eThe Nature of Ultrasound\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Detector Technology\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAcoustic Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Detector Placement and Micro-siting\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eData Wizard Workflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIntroduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eManual Review of Passive Recordings \u0026amp; SonoVet\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdding Kaleidoscope Pro to SonoBat Output \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMonday evening\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e September 2\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e thru Friday night September 6, 2024. Monday evening is an optional field trip opportunity to collect acoustic and video recordings of Rafinesque's big-eared bat. Formal training begins promptly at noon central time on Tuesday and will end late Friday night. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeet Times \u0026amp; Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eFor Monday's evening 5:00 PM field trip, see email from event organizer. Tuesday September 3 is noon at the Hampton Inn Cave City conference room\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e \u003cem\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Park Mammoth). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively \u003cem\u003ebut are in Eastern Time zone.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eLodging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eLodging is \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/search?client=safari\u0026amp;rls=en\u0026amp;q=motels+in+cave+city,+ky\u0026amp;npsic=0\u0026amp;rflfq=1\u0026amp;tbm=lcl\u0026amp;sa=X\u0026amp;ved=0ahUKEwiRgNWesN_JAhUCsxQKHTwZBiAQtgMIRg\"\u003eCave City\u003c\/a\u003e (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100\/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.diamondcaverns.com\/\"\u003eDiamond Caverns\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/maca\/planyourvisit\/macacampground.htm\"\u003eMammoth Cave National Park.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Meals are not provided during this workshop, however generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the conference room. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePre-course Preparation:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThere is no pre-requisite for this training. The curriculum, demonstrations, and field practicums are designed to provide an overview of bat survey methods for North American species. Students should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear and up to 50-pounds of field gear. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, and footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos is strongly advised, and poison ivy is present throughout the park. There is opportunity for at least two nights of netting for those with some prior experience; bat handling gloves and rabies vaccination are required. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Acoustic Hardware and Software:\u003c\/strong\u003e A limited number of Pettersson D500x and SonoBatLIVE recorders are available for acoustic monitoring. Students are welcome to bring their own bat detectors as desired. Instructors will help design recording schedules, refine settings, and troubleshoot for successful field use. Participants will be given a full working trial of the SonoBat software to use with the live demos.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eApproximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jchenger@batmanagement.com\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare. 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Bat Acoustic Field Monitoring & Eastern Call ID Workshop (KY) September 2-6, 2024; with optional handling activity

Product Description
$750.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

 

Early bird registration rate is in effect for a limited time. After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the Workshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee.


Bat Acoustic  Workshop • Cave City, KY

  • 4 Days and 5 nights Tuesday afternoon September 3- Friday night September 6, 2023
  • Monday September 2- optional bonus evening field trip for early arrivals; video + record CORRAF and/or MYOGRI swarm
  • Optional mist netting/bat handling (prior experience strongly suggested, rabies pre-exposure vaccination required) 
  • Microphone Micrositing
  • Data workflow and basic management
  • Eastern US bat call identification
  • Manual review of recordings
  • SonoBat and SonoBatLIVE trial software
  • Hands-on deploying bat detectors & post processing recording data
  • Learn to weed out non-bat sounds, recognize call quality, and confirm or reject software classifications
  • Learn to display Kaleidoscope Pro, SonoBat, and manual ID decisions side-by-side
  • In-person, featuring SonoBat Joe & John Chenger; 80+ years combined experience 
  • Nightly Geek Sessions; post processing party + 1:1 collaboration opportunities

 

Instructors cover techniques for properly deploying both stationary point detectors and for conducing mobile acoustic transects. We focus on equipment selection; configuring appropriate settings; and data collection, organization and management workflows. Students learn how to post-process data with SonoBat software program with guided, hand-on practice to interpret "auto-classification" decisions and how to manually confirm or reject the computer-generated "probable species presence" results. Participants become empowered to design and conduct their own acoustic surveys to satisfy any local or national protocols

Our workshop location is in the geologically world-class sinkhole plain of western Kentucky, which includes extraordinary Mammoth Cave National Park. At over 450 -miles- of surveyed passage, Mammoth Cave is without question the longest and most studied cave in the world. Our event employs the most current inventory and monitoring techniques and serve as a valuable addition to the long-term monitoring efforts for bats in an area. The course curriculum, which combines a combination of classroom lecture/discussions, demonstrations, and night-time field work, is designed to provide a general introduction to basic bat acoustic monitoring and data management. The Kentucky venue at Cave City is especially valuable for instruction because of the diversity of local habitats providing roosts and/or watering resources for 11+ species of bats in the area. 

Scheduled Lecture and/or Demonstration Topics: Daytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations primarily using the SonoBat software for acoustic workflow. Many aspects of acoustic monitoring training does not translate well into an online format. This is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. For participants with some prior bat handling experience, there is a special opportunity to participate in bat capture events, after which bats will be light-tagged to obtain "voucher" recordings of known species. This workshop is primarily an acoustic event, there are no formal lectures discussing netting, handling, or bat physical ID. Note this workshop may not tour the interior of any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave. We have an additional Bat Capture & Handling Workshop, if one week of battiness isn't quite enough.

The Nature of Ultrasound

Bat Detector Technology
Acoustic Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species
Bat Detector Placement and Micro-siting
Data Wizard Workflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing
Introduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations
Manual Review of Passive Recordings & SonoVet
Adding Kaleidoscope Pro to SonoBat Output 

 

Dates: Monday evening September 2 thru Friday night September 6, 2024. Monday evening is an optional field trip opportunity to collect acoustic and video recordings of Rafinesque's big-eared bat. Formal training begins promptly at noon central time on Tuesday and will end late Friday night. 

Meet Times & Lecture Location: For Monday's evening 5:00 PM field trip, see email from event organizer. Tuesday September 3 is noon at the Hampton Inn Cave City conference room. This is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park.

Airport(s): The most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Park Mammoth). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively but are in Eastern Time zone.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in Cave City (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at Diamond Caverns or Mammoth Cave National Park.

Meals:  Meals are not provided during this workshop, however generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the conference room. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.

Pre-course Preparation: There is no pre-requisite for this training. The curriculum, demonstrations, and field practicums are designed to provide an overview of bat survey methods for North American species. Students should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear and up to 50-pounds of field gear. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, and footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos is strongly advised, and poison ivy is present throughout the park. There is opportunity for at least two nights of netting for those with some prior experience; bat handling gloves and rabies vaccination are required. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.

Bat Acoustic Hardware and Software: A limited number of Pettersson D500x and SonoBatLIVE recorders are available for acoustic monitoring. Students are welcome to bring their own bat detectors as desired. Instructors will help design recording schedules, refine settings, and troubleshoot for successful field use. Participants will be given a full working trial of the SonoBat software to use with the live demos.

Approximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to contact us at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare. No prior bat-work experience is necessary. 

How to Register: Please register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: To register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant. Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. 

All participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop. 

 

Scheduled in-person Instructors:

Joe Szewczak is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, and the developer of SonoBat software to analyze and interpret bat echolocation calls. 

John Chenger formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. 

Keith Christenson spent many years abroad studying bats and is a lead biologist with Sanders Environmental, a top bat capture consultant.

Todd Sinander is a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010.

David Riggs is a Cave Resource Specialist and bat acoustic expert who has assisted with BCM special projects for a decade. 

Lori Chenger is our "Girl Friday" who attempts to keep everyone above on some kind of schedule, and who has real-world acoustic survey experience in at least 6 states.


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We can only replace the exact item and version you ordered, and you are responsible to return the damaged item within 30 days. If you want to exchange for a different item, you will need to return the item and place a new order.

Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

Pettersson factory warranty is one year.

D500x External Microphone Return Policy
All microphones are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the Microphone and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

DOA microphones are replaced immediately at no charge. There is a $150 for refurbishing used microphones, shipped immediately if in stock.

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Electronics purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be in new condition with original packaging and accessories. All bat detectors sold by BCM are supported by the device's manufacturers. In the unlikely event a detector appears to be defective, please contact the customer support network for the computer manufacturer to have it serviced under warranty. Pettersson D500x/M500 devices have specific policies, see above.

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Software titles purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

General items

Other items purchased from BCM can only be returned if:

  • The return is packaged and shipped in the original packaging.
  • The items are still in new condition.
  • You ship your return within 30 days of receipt of the original shipment.

Any returns that do not meet the above qualifications may receive a reduced refund or be returned to the purchaser. Some items may incur a restocking fee as these items must be inspected, tested, and repackaged. If a restocking fee applies it will be noted on the product information page.  All returns will be less original shipping costs.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Hi, I have a question regarding your definition of an agency, government, or tribal biologist. I am a wildlife biologist for a private company that carries out the actions for a federal endangered species monitoring program called the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program. Therefore, I am a private wildlife biologist, but I also work for a federal government program. Would this be considered a government biologist under your current definition? Thanks for the help!

    Hello- Thanks for your interest; your catagory would be the standard professional registration.

  • Hi, I and a few of my colleagues are interested in this acoustic monitoring course. However, due to the current USFWS guidelines for the NLEB, we are being trained to exclusively use the Kaleidoscope Pro Software. Is this something that we will also be able to receive training for at this workshop in addition to Sonobat? Thank you for your help.

    Hello Ethan- We will have time to show a post-processing workflow that enables you to get the KaPRO MLE report for the FWS, and embeds the auto-ID from both KaPRO and SonoBat in the files. Then using SonoBat, we are able to display both IDs simultaneously and sort the data however is needed to manually review the files of interest (files that KaPRO suggests are MYSE, for example). KaPRO is just too cumbersome and inaccurate for manual review of bat recordings, and therefore we use the limited class time for the SonoBat workflow. Seek the offerings from https://batsurveysolutions.com/ as Janet offers KaPRO-only classes as combined classes that give equal time to both software, which is great if you haven't heavily invested in either yet.

    As for USFWS "approval" keep in mind because SonoBat uses advanced data processing, the USFWS has been stuck with low quality data until recently, and therefore has never been able to test SonoBat. We anticipate this will finally be reolved this Spring, along with quite a lot of data supporting just how SonoBat mps the floor with KaPRO. Also keep in mind that "USFWS approval" is basically only for 2 species at this time, and so that "approval" is meaningless for all others; manual review rules at the end of the day.

  • Hello, I am interested in the Bat Acoustic Monitoring course. What is the estimated time length per day for the course? Thank you.

    Hello- most of our workshops follow a format of lectures, field trips during the day, and then an evening event. With acoustic workshops, the evening event is usually just a few hours and then there is opportunity that evening for 1:1 instructor time and/or crunching data. Assume ~9AM thru 10 PM for acoustic workshops, midnight for capture workshops.

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