Neotropical Bat Capture and Acoustic Survey Techniques Workshop

May 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – May 26, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
850 USD
Neotropical Bat Capture and Acoustic Survey Techniques Workshop

Learn how to properly use mist-nets and how to remove and safely handle bats, learn characteristics for identifying Neotropical bats and proper processing skills, learn how to record and use bat echolocation calls as a survey technique including the basics of bat detectors, and brush up on your bat photography skills. Students will also get to participate in a mid-week field trip to net bats in a cave system in a nearby National Park. The instructors, Quentin Hays and Donald Solick, are both wildlife biologists with WEST, Inc. ( and offer more than 30 years of combined experience in the fields of bat ecology and conservation ( Both have worked extensively in Central America. This is the second bat workshop held at T.R.E.E.S, where in October 2018 we caught 19 species of bats and acoustically I.D.’d 35 species.Spring-2020_Bat-survey-techniques-workshop_28122019