Bat courses and tours

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.

For bat tours in Estonia the starting points are usually either in HaapsaluTallinn or Tartu.

These events are available 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.masing (at)

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.

Participation costs

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) -->

IBAN: EE262200221051816789

Bank data:
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

E-mail: matti.masing (at)
phone: +372 52 57 311 (usually after 2 p.m.)

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