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{"id":6682722959463,"title":"Bat Survey Workshop - Kentucky August 2022","handle":"bat-survey-workshop","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLOW AVAILABILITY- will sell out soon\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAfter reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca title=\"bat workshop registration\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Survey Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\" class=\"page\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e 3 nights of netting at cave \u0026amp; forest settings August 28-30, 2022\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e Optional bonus \"Bat Night\" experience Saturday August 27\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e SonoBat trial software\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eHands-on net, trap, and bat ID handling\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eIntroduction to acoustic data post processing\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\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 cave in the world.\u003c\/strong\u003e Our field work contributes to a long-term research project and will acquaint us with a diversity of eastern bat species near caves and forest stream settings. At this time of year we will have opportunity to witness the spectacular fall swarming behavior of thousands of gray myotis outside of a restored hibernacula. Arrive a day early on Saturday to participate in Mammoth Cave's annual Bat Night event for an extra field opportunity to handle bats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eJust a decade ago, bats were largely ignored in conservation planning, simply because so few people, including wildlife managers, understood their needs and values. Today, leaders from around the world are gaining hands-on experience at the wide range of BCM \u0026amp; BatSS training courses and workshops. These events employ 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 teaching participants a wide range of research and conservation skills from habitat assessment and management for bats to species identification, netting and trapping techniques, night vision observation, cave and mine assessment and protection, and win\/win solutions for wildlife management. Each summer during these (and other North American) training workshops, BatSS and BCM trains over 100 wildlife biologists, land-managers, students, and educators, in the field techniques for studying bats, the latest conservation and education approaches, current federal and state survey protocols, and invaluable conflict-resolution skills for effecting positive conservation outcomes. The Kentucky venue at Mammoth Cave is especially valuable for instruction because of the diversity of local habitats providing roosts and\/or watering resources for numerous species of bats in the area. Bats form a significant, yet often over-looked component of the mammalian fauna found in American habitats. Managing for bats in these areas presents unique challenges, especially since not all bats will use these areas in similar manners. The KY training workshop will focus on the differing needs of up to 10 bat species known from the area and will highlight diverse research and inventory techniques appropriate for each species of bat to obtain the most robust and accurate survey results. This is invaluable information to help shed light on the behavior, habitat needs, and occurrence of these cryptic animals. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eSunday 28 August thru Tuesday 30 August 2022. Training begins promptly at noon on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on Day 3. Bonus Saturday August 27 \"Bat Night\" experience where you may assist capturing bats with BCM during a special public program. \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\u003eDaytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations primarily using the SonoBat software for acoustic workflow. Note this shortened workshop agenda does not tour any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCapture Techniques: Mist Nets, Harp Traps and Other Methods\u003cbr\u003eMorphological Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003cbr\u003eMicrositing, setting, demobilizing, maintaining, and WNS decon of triple high net sets.\u003cbr\u003eBat Detector Placement and Micro-siting\u003cbr\u003eWorkflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing\u003cbr\u003eIntroduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations\u003cbr\u003eManual Review of Passive Recordings, including Acoustic ID\u003cbr\u003eMonitoring Bats Using Video, Night-Vision and Thermal Cameras \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHampton Inn Cave City conference room, 803 Sanders St, Cave City, KY 42127\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan aria-hidden=\"true\" class=\"AQSwS CFH2De\"\u003e•\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan dir=\"ltr\" class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e(270) 773-7300. \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 the Hampton Inn Cave City, 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 Hampton Inn. 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, bat handling gloves, 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. 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 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eNo prior bat-work experience is necessary. \u003cem\u003eStudents wishing to handle bats must obtain the rabies pre-exposure vaccination\u003c\/em\u003e. The vaccine is at least two doses over several weeks that must be started at least two-months prior to class. Those already vaccinated can provide acceptable titre results or proof of recent booster. Those not vaccinated for rabies will not be permitted to handle bats, but may still take the course and gain bat ID experience.\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 19, 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. 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charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLOW AVAILABILITY- will sell out soon\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAfter reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca title=\"bat workshop registration\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Survey Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\" class=\"page\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e 3 nights of netting at cave \u0026amp; forest settings August 28-30, 2022\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e Optional bonus \"Bat Night\" experience Saturday August 27\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e SonoBat trial software\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eHands-on net, trap, and bat ID handling\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eIntroduction to acoustic data post processing\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\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 cave in the world.\u003c\/strong\u003e Our field work contributes to a long-term research project and will acquaint us with a diversity of eastern bat species near caves and forest stream settings. At this time of year we will have opportunity to witness the spectacular fall swarming behavior of thousands of gray myotis outside of a restored hibernacula. Arrive a day early on Saturday to participate in Mammoth Cave's annual Bat Night event for an extra field opportunity to handle bats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eJust a decade ago, bats were largely ignored in conservation planning, simply because so few people, including wildlife managers, understood their needs and values. Today, leaders from around the world are gaining hands-on experience at the wide range of BCM \u0026amp; BatSS training courses and workshops. These events employ 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 teaching participants a wide range of research and conservation skills from habitat assessment and management for bats to species identification, netting and trapping techniques, night vision observation, cave and mine assessment and protection, and win\/win solutions for wildlife management. Each summer during these (and other North American) training workshops, BatSS and BCM trains over 100 wildlife biologists, land-managers, students, and educators, in the field techniques for studying bats, the latest conservation and education approaches, current federal and state survey protocols, and invaluable conflict-resolution skills for effecting positive conservation outcomes. The Kentucky venue at Mammoth Cave is especially valuable for instruction because of the diversity of local habitats providing roosts and\/or watering resources for numerous species of bats in the area. Bats form a significant, yet often over-looked component of the mammalian fauna found in American habitats. Managing for bats in these areas presents unique challenges, especially since not all bats will use these areas in similar manners. The KY training workshop will focus on the differing needs of up to 10 bat species known from the area and will highlight diverse research and inventory techniques appropriate for each species of bat to obtain the most robust and accurate survey results. This is invaluable information to help shed light on the behavior, habitat needs, and occurrence of these cryptic animals. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eSunday 28 August thru Tuesday 30 August 2022. Training begins promptly at noon on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on Day 3. Bonus Saturday August 27 \"Bat Night\" experience where you may assist capturing bats with BCM during a special public program. \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\u003eDaytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations primarily using the SonoBat software for acoustic workflow. Note this shortened workshop agenda does not tour any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCapture Techniques: Mist Nets, Harp Traps and Other Methods\u003cbr\u003eMorphological Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003cbr\u003eMicrositing, setting, demobilizing, maintaining, and WNS decon of triple high net sets.\u003cbr\u003eBat Detector Placement and Micro-siting\u003cbr\u003eWorkflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing\u003cbr\u003eIntroduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations\u003cbr\u003eManual Review of Passive Recordings, including Acoustic ID\u003cbr\u003eMonitoring Bats Using Video, Night-Vision and Thermal Cameras \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHampton Inn Cave City conference room, 803 Sanders St, Cave City, KY 42127\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan aria-hidden=\"true\" class=\"AQSwS CFH2De\"\u003e•\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan dir=\"ltr\" class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e(270) 773-7300. \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 the Hampton Inn Cave City, 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 Hampton Inn. 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, bat handling gloves, 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. 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 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eNo prior bat-work experience is necessary. \u003cem\u003eStudents wishing to handle bats must obtain the rabies pre-exposure vaccination\u003c\/em\u003e. The vaccine is at least two doses over several weeks that must be started at least two-months prior to class. Those already vaccinated can provide acceptable titre results or proof of recent booster. Those not vaccinated for rabies will not be permitted to handle bats, but may still take the course and gain bat ID experience.\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 19, 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\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Bat Survey Workshop - Kentucky August 2022

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$650.00
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After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the Workshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee.

Bat Survey Workshop • Cave City, KY

  • 3 nights of netting at cave & forest settings August 28-30, 2022
  • Optional bonus "Bat Night" experience Saturday August 27
  • SonoBat trial software
  • Hands-on net, trap, and bat ID handling
  • Introduction to acoustic data post processing


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 cave in the world. Our field work contributes to a long-term research project and will acquaint us with a diversity of eastern bat species near caves and forest stream settings. At this time of year we will have opportunity to witness the spectacular fall swarming behavior of thousands of gray myotis outside of a restored hibernacula. Arrive a day early on Saturday to participate in Mammoth Cave's annual Bat Night event for an extra field opportunity to handle bats.

Just a decade ago, bats were largely ignored in conservation planning, simply because so few people, including wildlife managers, understood their needs and values. Today, leaders from around the world are gaining hands-on experience at the wide range of BCM & BatSS training courses and workshops. These events employ 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 teaching participants a wide range of research and conservation skills from habitat assessment and management for bats to species identification, netting and trapping techniques, night vision observation, cave and mine assessment and protection, and win/win solutions for wildlife management. Each summer during these (and other North American) training workshops, BatSS and BCM trains over 100 wildlife biologists, land-managers, students, and educators, in the field techniques for studying bats, the latest conservation and education approaches, current federal and state survey protocols, and invaluable conflict-resolution skills for effecting positive conservation outcomes. The Kentucky venue at Mammoth Cave is especially valuable for instruction because of the diversity of local habitats providing roosts and/or watering resources for numerous species of bats in the area. Bats form a significant, yet often over-looked component of the mammalian fauna found in American habitats. Managing for bats in these areas presents unique challenges, especially since not all bats will use these areas in similar manners. The KY training workshop will focus on the differing needs of up to 10 bat species known from the area and will highlight diverse research and inventory techniques appropriate for each species of bat to obtain the most robust and accurate survey results. This is invaluable information to help shed light on the behavior, habitat needs, and occurrence of these cryptic animals. 

Dates: Sunday 28 August thru Tuesday 30 August 2022. Training begins promptly at noon on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on Day 3. Bonus Saturday August 27 "Bat Night" experience where you may assist capturing bats with BCM during a special public program. 

Scheduled Lecture and/or Demonstration Topics: Daytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations primarily using the SonoBat software for acoustic workflow. Note this shortened workshop agenda does not tour any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave.

Capture Techniques: Mist Nets, Harp Traps and Other Methods
Morphological Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species
Micrositing, setting, demobilizing, maintaining, and WNS decon of triple high net sets.
Bat Detector Placement and Micro-siting
Workflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing
Introduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations
Manual Review of Passive Recordings, including Acoustic ID
Monitoring Bats Using Video, Night-Vision and Thermal Cameras 

Meeting/Lecture Location: Hampton Inn Cave City conference room, 803 Sanders St, Cave City, KY 42127(270) 773-7300. 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 the Hampton Inn Cave City, 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 Hampton Inn. 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, bat handling gloves, 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. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.

Bat Acoustic Hardware and Software: A limited number of Pettersson D500x 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. Students wishing to handle bats must obtain the rabies pre-exposure vaccination. The vaccine is at least two doses over several weeks that must be started at least two-months prior to class. Those already vaccinated can provide acceptable titre results or proof of recent booster. Those not vaccinated for rabies will not be permitted to handle bats, but may still take the course and gain bat ID experience.

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 19, 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. 


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In Spanish: Todos los pedidos internacionales deben pagarse en su totalidad mediante tarjeta de crédito o giro postal internacional antes de su envío. aceptamos American Express, Visa y Mastercard.  No somos capaces de aceptar banco.

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Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

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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.

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  • I am getting my rabies vaccines. There is some debate because nobody in my city knows anything about them. I plan on getting two and the CDC recommendations suggest one week apart. What are your suggestions? Thank you in advance.

    I would follow the CDC guidelines or your doctor. Recently the guideline changed from 3 shots to 2.

  • I understand the cost is required to help the conservation Can you give skemkne who is not school or faculty I am active duty navy. I Have been waiting for opportunities. This is a little much. 995. Thank you so much

    Hello - please constact John Chenger jchenger@batmanagement.com with your resume/employment record to determine if we can provide a discount. Thanks- JC

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