Introduction to Bats and Bat Survey

Please note: This course will be delivered to booked delegates remotely via Zoom 10:00am to 13:00pm on 14 January with a second session 10:00am to 13:00pm on 21 January.

The maximum delegate number for the course has been lowered in order to ensure value and interactivity and as such if the button below says ‘Add name to waiting list’ then the course is fully booked.



This course will provide a look at the primary legislation in relation to bats (focused on Scotland), important bat identification features and key aspects of bat ecology. A range of roost types for different species will be discussed and pointers will be given on what to look out for in roost identification. Key bat survey requirements and methods will be reviewed, to allow delegates to gain a greater understanding of required methods in relation to current good practice guidance.

There will be examples of case studies including survey for different types of development (e.g. buildings, wind farm, roads, trees). Reference will primarily be made to Scottish bat species.

Opportunity will be given for questions and discussion of survey queries and experiences.

Who Should Attend?

Ecology graduates and students, developers, planners, ecological consultants.

The trainer is also offering a complimentary. more advanced course on 4 & 11 February on bat impacts and mitigation.

Knowledge Level


Learning Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of legislation relating to bats (primarily Scotland).
  • Increased knowledge of scottish bat species, lifecycle and identification.
  • Increased knowledge of bat roost types.
  • Increased undertanding of bat survey methods.
  • Increased awareness of how to identify a bat roost.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00