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 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!
BAT ACOUSTICS WEEKEND!
Acoustic ID of US/Canada Species
NOVEMBER 12-13, 2022!
We plan to offer this again in February and/or April 2023
Nov 12, 11-1 ET: Echo 101 & Best Practices (required; $50)
Nov 12, 1-6 ET: Acoustic ID of Eastern Species (optional; $100)
Nov 13, 11-4 ET: Acoustic ID of Western Species (optional; $100)
Nov 13: 4-6 ET: SonoBat Data Management/Processing (optional: $50)
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 20 western species!
Spotted, 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, western small-footed, Yuma, California bats
Echolocation 101, detector deployment, how to choose which calls to ID, data management and processing
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!