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{"id":6700541509735,"title":"SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop - Punta Gorda, FL • November 6-9, 2023","handle":"sonobat-workshop","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\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\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\" class=\"page\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4 nights of field experience, 3 days of instruction\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePunta Gorda, Florida November 6-9, 2023\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e SonoBat and SonoBatLIVE trial software\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\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\u003eEastern US bat call identification\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\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"PageContent f-fp\"\u003eOur SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop provides an introduction to using bat detectors as non-contact survey method for documenting bat activity and occupancy in any North American habitat. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"PageContent f-fp\"\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\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eMonday November 6 thru Thursday November 9, 2023. \u003cstrong\u003eMonday night is an\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eoptional\u003c\/strong\u003e check in and bat emergence recording and viewing opportunity. Formal training begins promptly at \u003cstrong\u003e9 AM on Tuesday\u003c\/strong\u003e and formal instruction ends at 5 PM Thursday. The workshop will end at the conclusion of a field activity\/post processing on Thursday (approximately midnight).\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. Many aspects of acoustic monitoring training does not translate well into an online format. \u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe Nature of Ultrasound\u003cbr\u003eBat Detector Technology\u003cbr\u003eAcoustic Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003cbr\u003eBat Detector Placement and Micro-siting\u003cbr\u003eData Wizard Workflow for Off-loading Data and Post-processing\u003cbr\u003eIntroduction to SonoBat: Basic Operations\u003cbr\u003eManual Review of Passive Recordings \u0026amp; SonoVet\u003cbr\u003eAdding Kaleidoscope Pro to SonoBat Output \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eInstructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJoe Szewczak SonoBat Developer, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eis a Professor of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University. He regularly teaches bat biology and acoustic monitoring field classes and workshops throughout the US and abroad. Joe began collecting full-spectrum recordings of bats more than 30 years ago with the notion that they may someday prove useful for identifying bats, and ultimately developed SonoBat to fill the gap to facilitate the specialized tasks of viewing, analyzing, and comparing bat echolocation calls and sequences for non-invasive species recognition. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger President of Bat Conservation and Management, Inc\u003c\/strong\u003e. (BCM) John has over 30 years of experience in the field of bat conservation, research, cave \u0026amp; mine roost assessments, bat acoustic monitoring, and photography. He formed BCM in 1998 to provide consulting services for wildlife surveys, mitigation projects, and capture equipment. BCM conducts research across the country specializing in Indiana, Northern long ear, and Florida bonnet bat studies. \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\u003eFirst Choice Meeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHurricane Charlie's Resturant,\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e300 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Phone 941-639-9695.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Punta Gorda, which is about 10 minute drive and in Eastern Time zone. Some Punta Gorda hotels may provide a shuttle. Other airports by distance are: Fort Meyers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.\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 required to make their own lodging arrangements. Immediately adjacent to Hurricane Charlies's is the Punta Gorda Waterfront hotel. At least 3 other hotels are easy walking distance. More affordable accommodations are nearby with the Baymont Inn being consistently a good value with clean rooms. All hotels in Punta Gorda were damaged by Hurricane Ian and many may not be taking reservations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Lunch is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. A coffee station is available all day. No other meals are provided, however a generous dinner break is provided and there are a few food options within walking distance from Hurricane Charlies.\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 acoustic bat survey methods for North American species. Participants should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear, and dealing with biting insects. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for mosquitos is advised \u0026amp; provided.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Acoustic Hardware and Software:\u003c\/strong\u003e A limited number of 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\"\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 October 23, but is transferable. We will accept walk in registrations for this event.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eAll participants should \u003ca title=\"Participant pre-survey\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003ecomplete the pre-survey\u003c\/a\u003e so that instructors may better tailor the event to you needs. \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\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\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\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\" class=\"page\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4 nights of field experience, 3 days of instruction\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePunta Gorda, Florida November 6-9, 2023\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e SonoBat and SonoBatLIVE trial software\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\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\u003eEastern US bat call identification\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\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"PageContent f-fp\"\u003eOur SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop provides an introduction to using bat detectors as non-contact survey method for documenting bat activity and occupancy in any North American habitat. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"PageContent f-fp\"\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\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eMonday November 6 thru Thursday November 9, 2023. \u003cstrong\u003eMonday night is an\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eoptional\u003c\/strong\u003e check in and bat emergence recording and viewing opportunity. Formal training begins promptly at \u003cstrong\u003e9 AM on Tuesday\u003c\/strong\u003e and formal instruction ends at 5 PM Thursday. The workshop will end at the conclusion of a field activity\/post processing on Thursday (approximately midnight).\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. 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Joe began collecting full-spectrum recordings of bats more than 30 years ago with the notion that they may someday prove useful for identifying bats, and ultimately developed SonoBat to fill the gap to facilitate the specialized tasks of viewing, analyzing, and comparing bat echolocation calls and sequences for non-invasive species recognition. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger President of Bat Conservation and Management, Inc\u003c\/strong\u003e. (BCM) John has over 30 years of experience in the field of bat conservation, research, cave \u0026amp; mine roost assessments, bat acoustic monitoring, and photography. He formed BCM in 1998 to provide consulting services for wildlife surveys, mitigation projects, and capture equipment. BCM conducts research across the country specializing in Indiana, Northern long ear, and Florida bonnet bat studies. \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\u003eFirst Choice Meeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHurricane Charlie's Resturant,\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e300 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Phone 941-639-9695.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Punta Gorda, which is about 10 minute drive and in Eastern Time zone. Some Punta Gorda hotels may provide a shuttle. Other airports by distance are: Fort Meyers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.\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 required to make their own lodging arrangements. Immediately adjacent to Hurricane Charlies's is the Punta Gorda Waterfront hotel. At least 3 other hotels are easy walking distance. More affordable accommodations are nearby with the Baymont Inn being consistently a good value with clean rooms. All hotels in Punta Gorda were damaged by Hurricane Ian and many may not be taking reservations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Lunch is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. A coffee station is available all day. No other meals are provided, however a generous dinner break is provided and there are a few food options within walking distance from Hurricane Charlies.\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 acoustic bat survey methods for North American species. Participants should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear, and dealing with biting insects. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for mosquitos is advised \u0026amp; provided.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat Acoustic Hardware and Software:\u003c\/strong\u003e A limited number of 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\"\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 October 23, but is transferable. We will accept walk in registrations for this event.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eAll participants should \u003ca title=\"Participant pre-survey\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003ecomplete the pre-survey\u003c\/a\u003e so that instructors may better tailor the event to you needs. \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"}

SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop - Punta Gorda, FL • November 6-9, 2023

Product Description
$950.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

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

SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop

  • 4 nights of field experience, 3 days of instruction
  • Punta Gorda, Florida November 6-9, 2023
  • SonoBat and SonoBatLIVE trial software
  • Hands-on deploying bat detectors & post processing recording data
  • Eastern US bat call identification
  • 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


Our SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Field Workshop provides an introduction to using bat detectors as non-contact survey method for documenting bat activity and occupancy in any North American habitat. 

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

Dates: Monday November 6 thru Thursday November 9, 2023. Monday night is an optional check in and bat emergence recording and viewing opportunity. Formal training begins promptly at 9 AM on Tuesday and formal instruction ends at 5 PM Thursday. The workshop will end at the conclusion of a field activity/post processing on Thursday (approximately midnight).

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.

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 

Instructors:

Joe Szewczak SonoBat Developer, is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University. He regularly teaches bat biology and acoustic monitoring field classes and workshops throughout the US and abroad. Joe began collecting full-spectrum recordings of bats more than 30 years ago with the notion that they may someday prove useful for identifying bats, and ultimately developed SonoBat to fill the gap to facilitate the specialized tasks of viewing, analyzing, and comparing bat echolocation calls and sequences for non-invasive species recognition. 

John Chenger President of Bat Conservation and Management, Inc. (BCM) John has over 30 years of experience in the field of bat conservation, research, cave & mine roost assessments, bat acoustic monitoring, and photography. He formed BCM in 1998 to provide consulting services for wildlife surveys, mitigation projects, and capture equipment. BCM conducts research across the country specializing in Indiana, Northern long ear, and Florida bonnet bat studies. 

First Choice Meeting/Lecture Location: Hurricane Charlie's Resturant, 300 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Phone 941-639-9695.

Airport(s): The most convenient airport is Punta Gorda, which is about 10 minute drive and in Eastern Time zone. Some Punta Gorda hotels may provide a shuttle. Other airports by distance are: Fort Meyers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of this training. Participants are required to make their own lodging arrangements. Immediately adjacent to Hurricane Charlies's is the Punta Gorda Waterfront hotel. At least 3 other hotels are easy walking distance. More affordable accommodations are nearby with the Baymont Inn being consistently a good value with clean rooms. All hotels in Punta Gorda were damaged by Hurricane Ian and many may not be taking reservations.

Meals:  Lunch is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. A coffee station is available all day. No other meals are provided, however a generous dinner break is provided and there are a few food options within walking distance from Hurricane Charlies.

Pre-course Preparation: There is no pre-requisite for this training. The curriculum, demonstrations, and field practicums are designed to provide an overview of acoustic bat survey methods for North American species. Participants should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear, and dealing with biting insects. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for mosquitos is advised & provided.

Bat Acoustic Hardware and Software: A limited number of 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.

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 October 23, but is transferable. We will accept walk in registrations for this event.

All participants should complete the pre-survey so that instructors may better tailor the event to you needs. 

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. 


"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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  • Hi Joe/John. This looks like a tremendous opportunity and thought I'd love to attend, my remaining training/workshop budget is not enough to support the $3,750 professional price tag. I'm wondering if/where you'll be offering the workshop next year?

    Hello- there are preliminary plans to have a longer workshop in February in FL. Typically some version (up to 8 days) of an acoustic workshop is available in AZ, NV, KY, and FL. Please see https://batmanagement.com/pages/upcoming-events and https://batsurveysolutions.com/pages/schedule Drop me an email jchenger@batmanagement.com to be added to a mailing list. We also have an online course for bat call ID available soon, this is limited to only bat call ID however.

  • When is the deadline for registration, and does a federal government employee count as an Agency Biologist or as a Standard Professional?

    Hello - We can take last minute registrations for this particular venue, but registration should be considered closed October 23. Registration is not refundable after October 23, but is transferable. Full time- government employees would be considered an "agency biologist".

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