Bat courses and tours are available for people interested in bats.
They include the following topics (depending on the agreed agenda) ...
Lectures on European boreal bats
Field excursions guided by a bat expert (available all year around)
Bat tours in Estonia and other European countries
Bat observations using ultrasound detectors (available during spring and summer)
Post-excursion analysis of recorded bat sounds
Bat inventories and bat counts (available during summer and winter)
Learning the identification characters of European bats
Learning the habitats of bats
Choosing, mapping and evaluating important bat sites
Efficient methods to monitor bat populations
Methods of observation of bat migration
Guidance and advice about bats and bat conservation
Discussion on and preparation for bat-related cooperation, etc.
These events are available either in Estonian, English or Russian.
In case of interest, please send me an e-mail letter, including your plan and provisional dates. E-mail: matti(at)ut.ee
The cost of bat courses and tours
Preparation costs (paid before the event) usually vary between 50 and 100 EUR. They include planning, discussion, and booking of accommodation, if required.
1-4 persons: 200 EUR per day/night
5-10 persons: 300 EUR per day/night
Payment is possible either via internet or in cash.
Payment via the internet (bank transfer) -->
Recipient: MTÜ SICISTA ARENDUSKESKUS
Address: Kaunase pst 10a-83, Tartu 50704
Swedbank AS, 8 Liivalaia Street, 15040 Tallinn, Estonia
In the transfer data please write „bat courses”
Books on Estonian bats are available on request.
Dr. Matti Masing,
expert of European boreal fauna since 1987
phone: +372 52 57 311 (usually after 2 p.m.)