Trainings & Workshops

ACOUSTIC ID: EASTERN BATS 2022

ACOUSTIC ID: WESTERN BATS 2022

COSTA RICA BAT WORKSHOP 2022


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!

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Training in Acoustic Identification

Vesper offers online instruction on the basics of echolocation, best practices for acoustic monitoring and echolocation species identification, and diagnostic characteristics for bat species in the following regions:

  • Northeast/Great Lakes/Eastern Great Plains/Canada East (10 species)

  • Southeast (20 species)

  • Pacific Northwest/Intermountain West/Canada West & Alaska (20 species)

  • Southwest (25 species)

  • The Neotropics (30 species)

Perfect for graduate students, wildlife professionals, and acoustic enthusiasts!

Prices from $90+ and class times from 4 hrs (1 afternoon) to 15 hrs (3 afternoons). Price and time depends on region being taught. 

Please contact us to indicate the region(s) you are interested in so that we can let you know when those classes are available!

 
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Acoustic ID of Eastern US/Canada Species

Spring 2022 classes are ended!

Learn all 20 eastern species!

Day 1: Florida bonneted, hoary, Mexican free-tailed, big brown, silver-haired, southern yellow, northern yellow, eastern red/Seminole, evening, tricolored bats


Day 2: Rafinesques’s big eared, Ozark big-eared, Virginia big-eared, northern long-eared, little brown, Indiana, southeastern, eastern small-footed, gray bats

Best Practices!

Detector deployment, how to choose which calls to ID. Echolocation 101.

All skill levels welcome!

Graduate students, wildlife professionals, bat acoustic enthusiasts

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Acoustic ID of Western US/Canada Species

Spring 2022 classes are ended!

Learn 20 western species!

Day 1: spotted, big free-tailed, hoary, Mexican free-tailed, big brown, silver-haired, pallid, eastern/western red bat, canyon bats

Day 2: Townsend’s big-eared, fringed, western long-eared, northern long-eared, little brown/Arizona, long-legged, California, western small-footed, Yuma bats

Best Practices!

Detector deployment, how to choose which calls to ID. Echolocation 101.

All skill levels welcome!

Graduate students, wildlife professionals, bat acoustic enthusiasts

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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

Explore!

Rainforest, waterfalls, caves, and more!