Trainings & Workshops
We love what we do, and we love teaching it, too!
Vesper provides online training for echolocation species identification of bats (including Indiana bat and northern long-eared bat), and in-person workshops on tropical bat capture and acoustic survey techniques in Belize and Costa Rica.
Let us know how we can bring our knowledge to you!
Training in Acoustic Identification
Vesper periodically offers online classes for:
Echolocation 101/Best Practices for Acoustic Monitoring and Manual Vetting
Acoustic ID of 20 Eastern US/Canada bats
Acoustic ID of 22 Western US/Canada bats
Acoustic ID of Neotropical Bats (30 species)
We can also provide private training for subregions (e.g., Southeast, Midwest, etc). In-person training for individuals and institutions is also possible.
Perfect for graduate students, wildlife professionals, and acoustic enthusiasts!
Prices from $50+ and class times from 2 hrs to 9 hrs (3 afternoons). Price and time depends on region being taught.
Please contact us to express your interest and join our notification list!
FALL BAT ACOUSTICS TRAINING
Acoustic ID of US/Canada Species
Most of our fall classes are now full. Send us a note specifying which classes your are interested in, to be added to our current waitlists and notification lists for future classes!
6 Options! (All times Mountain Time Zone)
Sept 23, 9-11: SonoBat Beginner ($50)
Sept 23, 1-3: SonoBat Advanced ($50) (2 spots remaining)
Sept 24, 11-2: Echo 101 & Best Practices (required for ID classes; $75)
Sept 25 & 26, 11-2 both days: Acoustic ID of Eastern Bats ($150)
Sept 27 & 28, 2-5 both days: Acoustic ID of Western Bats ($150)
Learn all 20 eastern species!
Florida bonneted, hoary, Brazilian free-tailed, big brown, silver-haired, southern yellow, northern yellow, eastern red/Seminole, evening, tricolored bats, Rafinesques’s big eared, Ozark big-eared, Virginia big-eared, northern long-eared, little brown, Indiana, southeastern, eastern small-footed, gray bats
Learn 22 western species!
Spotted, Allen's big-eared, big free-tailed, Mexican free-tailed, hoary, big brown, silver-haired, pallid, northern yellow, southern yellow, eastern/western red, canyon, Townsend's big-eared, fringed, western long-eared, northern long-eared, little brown/Arizona, long-legged, cave, western small-footed, Yuma, California bats
Echolocation 101, detector deployment, how to choose which calls to ID, SonoBat basics, data management, processing, and vetting
All skill levels welcome!
Graduate students, wildlife professionals, bat acoustic enthusiasts
2022 Workshop is complete!
11 Days in the Tropics!
Capture Tropical Bats!
Mist net and handle up to 40 species
Identify Species in Hand!
Possible vampire, fishing, and disk-winged bats
Learn Echolocation Calls!
Record and identify 20+ species
Rainforest, waterfalls, caves, and more!