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{"id":6735713435751,"title":"Bat Acoustic Monitoring Workshop (KY) August 28-30, 2023","handle":"bat-acoustic-monitoring-workshop","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAfter 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 Monitoring • \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\u003e3 Days and 3 nights August 28-30, 2023\u003c\/strong\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 for the best 1:1 collaboration possible\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 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 10 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 Note this workshop does 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 additional workshops preceding this event, including a Bat Capture \u0026amp; Handling Workshop and Bat Cave \u0026amp; Roost Management Workshop.\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\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e August 2\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e8\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e thru Wednesday August 30, 2023. Training begins promptly at 10 AM on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on the last day. \u003c\/span\u003e\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 class=\"AQSwS CFH2De\" aria-hidden=\"true\"\u003e•\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\"\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 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\u003eInstructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. John’s experience includes thousands of hours underground, mapping, photographing, and winter inventorying caves and mines. Above ground experience includes summer and fall bat capture surveys, abandoned mine and cave assessments, and rocky habitat assessments. John is an expert in bat echolocation call analysis throughout North America. His first experience with radio tracking spring migrating Indiana bats was in 2000, and in 2019 he led a massive fall project coordinating up to 15 ground and air trackers. Since 2004 he has been a recurring instructor at nationwide training workshops offered by Bat Conservation International and Bat Survey Solutions. Other work included the Pennsylvania Game Commission, professional photographer \u0026amp; videographer, and Director of Interpretation at a commercial cave.\u003c\/span\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 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTodd Sinander \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eis a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010 who coordinates surveys with agencies and landowners across the Eastern US. He conducts mist net, acoustic monitoring, hibernacula assessments, and radio tracking surveys for USFWS compliance and other research projects. He conducts forest and rocky habitat assessments for pre-construction surveys. In addition to bats, Todd is an expert assessing and trapping Allegheny woodrats. 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charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAfter 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 Monitoring • \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\u003e3 Days and 3 nights August 28-30, 2023\u003c\/strong\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 for the best 1:1 collaboration possible\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 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 10 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 Note this workshop does 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 additional workshops preceding this event, including a Bat Capture \u0026amp; Handling Workshop and Bat Cave \u0026amp; Roost Management Workshop.\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\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e August 2\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e8\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e thru Wednesday August 30, 2023. Training begins promptly at 10 AM on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on the last day. \u003c\/span\u003e\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 class=\"AQSwS CFH2De\" aria-hidden=\"true\"\u003e•\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\" dir=\"ltr\"\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 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\u003eInstructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. John’s experience includes thousands of hours underground, mapping, photographing, and winter inventorying caves and mines. Above ground experience includes summer and fall bat capture surveys, abandoned mine and cave assessments, and rocky habitat assessments. John is an expert in bat echolocation call analysis throughout North America. 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Bat Acoustic Monitoring Workshop (KY) August 28-30, 2023

Product Description
$750.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

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


Bat Acoustic Monitoring • Cave City, KY

  • 3 Days and 3 nights August 28-30, 2023
  • 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 for the best 1:1 collaboration possible

 

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 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 10 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. Note this workshop does 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 additional workshops preceding this event, including a Bat Capture & Handling Workshop and Bat Cave & Roost Management Workshop.

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 August 28 thru Wednesday August 30, 2023. Training begins promptly at 10 AM on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion of the night field trip (midnight) on the last day. 

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 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. 

 

Instructors:

John Chenger formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. John’s experience includes thousands of hours underground, mapping, photographing, and winter inventorying caves and mines. Above ground experience includes summer and fall bat capture surveys, abandoned mine and cave assessments, and rocky habitat assessments. John is an expert in bat echolocation call analysis throughout North America. His first experience with radio tracking spring migrating Indiana bats was in 2000, and in 2019 he led a massive fall project coordinating up to 15 ground and air trackers. Since 2004 he has been a recurring instructor at nationwide training workshops offered by Bat Conservation International and Bat Survey Solutions. Other work included the Pennsylvania Game Commission, professional photographer & videographer, and Director of Interpretation at a commercial cave.


Todd Sinander is a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010 who coordinates surveys with agencies and landowners across the Eastern US. He conducts mist net, acoustic monitoring, hibernacula assessments, and radio tracking surveys for USFWS compliance and other research projects. He conducts forest and rocky habitat assessments for pre-construction surveys. In addition to bats, Todd is an expert assessing and trapping Allegheny woodrats. Prior work was 20 years as Lead Small Mammal Keeper at the Philadelphia Zoo, and a brief stint as a NY DEC Fish and Wildlife Technician.


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For international orders, any duties, tariffs or broker fees are not included in the order amount and will be collected by the shipper upon delivery. Any such fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

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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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What states does sales tax apply?
If you live in PA, you will be charged sales tax according to your state’s sales tax rules.  Tax Exempt Businesses/Organizations in PA only: contact us to place your order (717-241-2228). Please have your tax exempt number.

What can I return?
You may return new, unopened items sold within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shirts, hats, and mugs are made to order and are not returnable.

When will I get my refund?
Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

Does BCM do replacements?
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.

Electronics
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.

Software
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.

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