Workshop: Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey

CIEEM is hosting a one-day workshop in bioacoustic field survey methods at a beginning to intermediate level. Attendees will attend hands-on workshops, lectures, and computer sessions giving an overview on using acoustic recordings of bird, amphibian, and invertebrate animal communities, and introducing hardware and software used in bioacoustic research. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of how they can use bioacoustics in their own research. 

Date published: 2020/02/20

Event Summary

This one day, beginner to intermediate level course will cover the use of acoustic recording for birds, amphibians, invertebrates and mixed animal communities.

Many ecologists in the UK will be familiar with the use of bioacoustics surveys for bats (and it is envisaged that most people on the course will have this basic knowledge). This course will cover the use of acoustic recording for other species and groups, such as birds, amphibians, invertebrates and mixed animal communities. The training will introduce and explain a range of hardware, software and methodological approaches, that will allow attendees to understand how they might be able to use bioacoustics within their own practice.

The training will be delivered by lectures, hand-on workshops with hardware (in the classroom and field if possible), and a computer-based session (which attendees will have to bring their own laptops for - or share with other attendees). This will allow attendees to record, manipulate and analyse sound recordings on the day.

Event Details

05 March 2020 - 9:00 to 16:00

Lead Trainer/Speaker:
Carlos Abrahams

Mount Cook Outdoor Centre
Porter Ln

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for Field Surveyors and Conservation Managers (Consultancy, NGOs, LPAs, Academics).

Knowledge Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Some existing knowledge of bat survey and data analysis would be beneficial.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the range of surveys that can be undertaken with bioacoustics methods.
  • Be familiar with a range of hardware and software for bioacoustic survey, and how they can be employed.
  • Download, analyse and report the results of a bioacoustic survey.


Workshop tickets are available for a fee of £120.00 for CIEEM members and £180.00 for non-members.

To register for this workshop, visit the CIEEM event page


Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please being your own packed lunch.

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