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!

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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 US/Canada Species

NOVEMBER 12-13, 2022!


Contact us to be placed on a notification list!

We plan to offer this again in February and/or April 2023

4 Options!

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

Best Practices!

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

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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


Rainforest, waterfalls, caves, and more!