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Field outings will provide hands-on experience in deploying single-, double-, and triple-high mist nets and harp traps in unique configurations not found in typical survey protocols.  Participants will have an opportunity to set bat \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003edetectors passively, and also conduct a unique kayak transect to capture high-quality recordings. 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Those handling bats must have rabies pre-exposure vaccination. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWho this is NOT for:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ethose looking for a \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ecomprehensive introduction\u003c\/span\u003e to bat surveys. There are -no- \u003cem\u003eformal\u003c\/em\u003e lectures planned at this event, and therefore is more suited to people who have already taken our weeklong classes or have some degree of prior bat handling experience. While any PA bat species is possible to encounter, there is -no guarantee- of what species will be captured. That said, it is ideal for anyone simply looking to gain fieldwork experience in a supportive environment. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFieldwork location:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eBat capture and some acoustic monitoring will occur in the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.dcnr.pa.gov\/stateparks\/findapark\/troughcreekstatepark\/Pages\/default.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003enorth end of Trough Creek State Park.\u003c\/a\u003e There will be at least one acoustic transect on nearby \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.nab.usace.army.mil\/Missions\/Dams-Recreation\/Raystown-Lake\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eRaystown Lake.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBasic Agenda:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eFriday evening August 16;\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ekayak transect\u003c\/strong\u003e on Raystown Lake. 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There is a campground onsite at Trough Creek State Park, and larger ones at Raystown Lake. The \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/gettaroom.b4checkin.com\/raystownresort#main\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eLake Raystown Resort\u003c\/a\u003e is just outside the park and has a large number of cabins and hotel rooms, but book up fast. There are various vacation rental houses in the area. The nearest hotels are ~25 minutes north in Huntingdon, PA. There is a gas station\/ convenience store ~10 minutes away in Enriken, PA, a  pizza shop, and a restaurant at the Lake Raystown Resort. Huntingdon has a Wall-Mart and numerous restaurants and grocery stores.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFood:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThere will be a pot luck dinner available Saturday late afternoon to facilitate the mist net operation. 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Provided as an opportunity for those who are looking to increase their bat field work experience, particularly hands on mist net, harp trap, and capture techniques.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur Bat MiniBlitz will combine tailgate meetings with outdoor fieldwork intended to provide participants with an opportunity to gain experience with a range of bat inventory and monitoring techniques. Field outings will provide hands-on experience in deploying single-, double-, and triple-high mist nets and harp traps in unique configurations not found in typical survey protocols.  Participants will have an opportunity to set bat \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003edetectors passively, and also conduct a unique kayak transect to capture high-quality recordings. For those interested in acoustic data management, there will be an opportunity to \u003c\/span\u003epost-process acoustic data and start the process of interpreting bat activity and species presence.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWho this is for:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e federal and state agency biologists tasked with managing bats or wildlife professionals, students, and citizen scientists\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"Apple-converted-space\"\u003e looking for -field work- \u003c\/span\u003eexperience, who also ideally have some prior knowledge of bat surveys. Those handling bats must have rabies pre-exposure vaccination. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWho this is NOT for:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ethose looking for a \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ecomprehensive introduction\u003c\/span\u003e to bat surveys. There are -no- \u003cem\u003eformal\u003c\/em\u003e lectures planned at this event, and therefore is more suited to people who have already taken our weeklong classes or have some degree of prior bat handling experience. While any PA bat species is possible to encounter, there is -no guarantee- of what species will be captured. That said, it is ideal for anyone simply looking to gain fieldwork experience in a supportive environment. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFieldwork location:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eBat capture and some acoustic monitoring will occur in the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.dcnr.pa.gov\/stateparks\/findapark\/troughcreekstatepark\/Pages\/default.aspx\" target=\"_blank\"\u003enorth end of Trough Creek State Park.\u003c\/a\u003e There will be at least one acoustic transect on nearby \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.nab.usace.army.mil\/Missions\/Dams-Recreation\/Raystown-Lake\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eRaystown Lake.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBasic Agenda:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eFriday evening August 16;\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ekayak transect\u003c\/strong\u003e on Raystown Lake. Limited seats available, or bring-your-own-boat.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSaturday August 17;\u003c\/span\u003e morning and afternoon \u003cstrong\u003emist net and bat detector assembly\u003c\/strong\u003e, late afternoon \u003cstrong\u003edinner\u003c\/strong\u003e, evening \u003cstrong\u003ebat capture mist netting\u003c\/strong\u003e until 1 AM?\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSunday August 18;\u003c\/span\u003e optional afternoon activities: \u003cstrong\u003emist net reconfiguration,\u003c\/strong\u003e or \u003cstrong\u003eacoustic data post processing.\u003c\/strong\u003e Evening mist netting or 2nd acoustic kayak transect, demobilization, and campfire.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLodging:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e Lodging is on your own. There is a campground onsite at Trough Creek State Park, and larger ones at Raystown Lake. The \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/gettaroom.b4checkin.com\/raystownresort#main\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eLake Raystown Resort\u003c\/a\u003e is just outside the park and has a large number of cabins and hotel rooms, but book up fast. There are various vacation rental houses in the area. The nearest hotels are ~25 minutes north in Huntingdon, PA. There is a gas station\/ convenience store ~10 minutes away in Enriken, PA, a  pizza shop, and a restaurant at the Lake Raystown Resort. Huntingdon has a Wall-Mart and numerous restaurants and grocery stores.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFood:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThere will be a pot luck dinner available Saturday late afternoon to facilitate the mist net operation. Water, soda, coffee, and bat snacks will be available throughout the day. If you have dietary restrictions please be sure to read labels and consider bringing enough snacks to be comfortable throughout the day and night. \u003c\/p\u003e"}

1st Annual PA Bat MiniBlitz • Trough Creek State Park

Product Description
$125.00
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Join BCM for a summer weekend bat blitz in scenic Trough Creek State Park August 16-19, 2024 in south-central Pennsylvania! Provided as an opportunity for those who are looking to increase their bat field work experience, particularly hands on mist net, harp trap, and capture techniques.

Our Bat MiniBlitz will combine tailgate meetings with outdoor fieldwork intended to provide participants with an opportunity to gain experience with a range of bat inventory and monitoring techniques. Field outings will provide hands-on experience in deploying single-, double-, and triple-high mist nets and harp traps in unique configurations not found in typical survey protocols.  Participants will have an opportunity to set bat detectors passively, and also conduct a unique kayak transect to capture high-quality recordings. For those interested in acoustic data management, there will be an opportunity to post-process acoustic data and start the process of interpreting bat activity and species presence.

Who this is for: federal and state agency biologists tasked with managing bats or wildlife professionals, students, and citizen scientists looking for -field work- experience, who also ideally have some prior knowledge of bat surveys. Those handling bats must have rabies pre-exposure vaccination. 

Who this is NOT for: those looking for a comprehensive introduction to bat surveys. There are -no- formal lectures planned at this event, and therefore is more suited to people who have already taken our weeklong classes or have some degree of prior bat handling experience. While any PA bat species is possible to encounter, there is -no guarantee- of what species will be captured. That said, it is ideal for anyone simply looking to gain fieldwork experience in a supportive environment. 

Fieldwork location: Bat capture and some acoustic monitoring will occur in the north end of Trough Creek State Park. There will be at least one acoustic transect on nearby Raystown Lake.

Basic Agenda:
Friday evening August 16; kayak transect on Raystown Lake. Limited seats available, or bring-your-own-boat.
Saturday August 17; morning and afternoon mist net and bat detector assembly, late afternoon dinner, evening bat capture mist netting until 1 AM?
Sunday August 18; optional afternoon activities: mist net reconfiguration, or acoustic data post processing. Evening mist netting or 2nd acoustic kayak transect, demobilization, and campfire.

Lodging: Lodging is on your own. There is a campground onsite at Trough Creek State Park, and larger ones at Raystown Lake. The Lake Raystown Resort is just outside the park and has a large number of cabins and hotel rooms, but book up fast. There are various vacation rental houses in the area. The nearest hotels are ~25 minutes north in Huntingdon, PA. There is a gas station/ convenience store ~10 minutes away in Enriken, PA, a  pizza shop, and a restaurant at the Lake Raystown Resort. Huntingdon has a Wall-Mart and numerous restaurants and grocery stores.

Food: There will be a pot luck dinner available Saturday late afternoon to facilitate the mist net operation. Water, soda, coffee, and bat snacks will be available throughout the day. If you have dietary restrictions please be sure to read labels and consider bringing enough snacks to be comfortable throughout the day and night. 


"In Stock" items may ship same day to up to 3 business days after placing your order.

"Out of Stock" items may still be purchased, but realize these items may be built-to-order or we may be at the mercy of our vendors for parts of your order or product. Shipping for out of stock items may be days or weeks after placing your order. Some speciaity items may have estimated availability mentioned in their product description above.

All international orders must be paid in full via credit card or international money order before shipping.  We currently accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and bank/wire transfers.

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. 

Please ensure the shipping address you provide can accept UPS deliveries. BCM is not responsible for any fees or delays incurred from an incorrect shipping address.

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.

Para los pedidos internacionales, los impuestos, aranceles u honorarios de agente no están incluidos en el orden cantidad y serán recogidos por el cargador a la entrega. estas matrículas son responsabilidad del cliente.        

Por favor garantizar la dirección del envío que usted proporcione puede aceptar envíos ups. bcm no se hace responsable por el pago de honorarios o retrasos de una incorrecta dirección de envío.

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.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Is the only thing offered Friday night the option Kayak Trip? There is no mist netting? If we are signing up for just mist netting is there a need to arrive Friday night or should we plan for just Saturday and Sunday night?

    Depending on interest of the group, there could be a small netting effort Friday night. Otherwise the netting starts with setup Saturday early afternoon. We will have a registration form closer to the event that will help finalize Friday's plans.

  • Can you please clarify the cost difference between the sign-ups. I see $125 for students and public but $1250.00 for Wildlife Professionals? Are these amounts correct? I work for a consultant and i am working on getting my own USFWS permit, for reference. I would like to make sure i sign up for the correct training.

    Hello- we use the funds raised to offset our staff costs in time planning, permits, logistics, equipment wear, meeting with partners, and reporting; in -addition- to the staff salary and travel expense when actually being onsite for the 4 days in the field. The reduced rate for students and general public is our donation for outreach. Note this is not a -formal- training with specific modules or lectures; it should be thought of as a supplement to our weeklong bat workshops for those wanting more fieldwork experiance. The costs are correct and sound like you would be in the Professional catagory.

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