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British Bat Calls - A Guide to Species Identification

FREE BAT CALLS BOOK
worth £35
with selected bat detectors

(SM4BAT FS)

Choose your book after purchase

Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
Offer now includes Bats of Britain & Europe by Christian Dietz & Andreas Kiefer
and Is That a Bat? by Neil Middleton, both worth £35

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Comment from a client:
"My bat detector microphone failed during a dawn survey and knew that I had a group of dusk surveys starting in two days time. I was not in a good place as I did not have a spare, but my equipment was less than a year old.
After my survey I contacted Martin by email and he called me back on the same day, a few hours later, after a quick nap. He told me he did not have a part in stock, but had already contacted the supplier on my behalf.
The next day I received a replacement part, free of charge and express delivered from Switzerland. I thought it was amazing, and could not believe it was resolved so quickly.
Due to Martin's exceptional service I was good to go with the surveys, and I really would like to thank Martin and Wildlife Countryside Services for making the dusk surveys happen."
David K.
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for Android


Wildlife Acoustics EM Touch
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Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meter Touch 2 - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty! Details
The Echo Meter Touch offers unprecedented features and ease-of-use.
The Echo Meter Touch has all the tools you need to identify species in the field:
Stunning, full color, zoomable spectrograms. Ability to listen to bats in real time with unparalleled fidelity. Recordings that match detectors costing thousands of pounds more. Onboard bat auto-identification using Kaleidoscope algorithms. The number crunching power to accurately identify a bat to species in seconds. GPS tracking that tags all recordings with location information. Free Auto-ID app. The Echo Meter Touch 2 works with compatible Apple and Android devices.
Now available in two models, for hobbyists and professionals.
Price includes the EM Touch module, but not the iOS or Android device.
You will need additional apps for recording (free) and auto-ID (free) from the App Store or Google Play.
For more information click here
Order now at £200/£370 including 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee,
exclusive 2 year warranty, UK delivery and VAT.

(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)


Echo Meter Touch 2 Pro Hire

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The new MINI BAT Bat Detector

MINI BAT The new MINI BAT is a full spectrum and zero crossing passive ultrasonic recorder that can also be used with an optional acoustic microphone.

It's our smallest and lightest passive bat recorder with an impressive deployment time of 30 nights using alkaline batteries or 150 nights using lithium ion batteries.

Settings can be checked and changed via Bluetooth using an app on your phone.

For more information click here

The SM4BAT Bat Detector

SM4BAT The SM4 family consists of two models: The SM4BAT FS and the SM4 (acoustic). The FS model records in full spectrum. The ultrasonic recorder has a single microphone with cable and the acoustic model has two integral microphones.

Designed around the size of four D-sized batteries, the SM4 family of recorders includes the smallest and lightest, weatherproof recorders available.

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Wildlife Acoustics GPS Wildlife Acoustics GPS
The GPS enables logging of location onto the recorded files, and the unit is compatible with the old EM3 and SMZC, as well as the new SM4 range. It can be used with the optional 2m extension cable for vehicle transects - the GPS unit is magnetic.
£170 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
2m Extension Cable £20 including delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics GPS
GPS Extension Cable
Wildlife Acoustics EM3 mic cable Wildlife Acoustics EM3 mic cable
The EM3 external microphone cable connects the EM3's 3.5mm microphone jack to an SMX ultrasonic microphone (as used with SM2). The adaptor includes a 2.5 metre cable which can be further extended with the SMX microphone cables below.
Available as a mic cable for use with existing SMX microphone, or as a kit including SMX microphone and cable.
The SMX-US mic is standard with the SM2, and is rated at 15kHz to 160kHz, whereas the SMX-UT mic is rated at 15kHz to 192kHz, and provides a flatter frequency response and higher sensitivity at frequencies above 60kHz, thereby capturing all necessary details in a bat call.
Microphone cable only - £65 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
EM3 mic cable
Wildlife Acoustics SMX-U1 Ultrasonic Microphone Wildlife Acoustics SMX-U1 Ultrasonic Microphone for SM2BAT
The SMX-U1 ultrasonic microphone uses the same proprietary technology developed for the Song Meter SM3BAT and SMZC microphones, the SMM-U1. The microphone provides excellent performance in the areas of omni-directionality. Rated at 8kHz to 192 kHz, it provides a flatter frequency response and higher sensitivity at frequencies above 60kHz, thereby capturing all necessary details in a bat call. The SMX-U1 microphone has built-in gain and requires a much lower gain setting on the SM2BAT than the SMX-US or SMX-UT microphones. We recommend you set 12dB of gain on the SM2BAT for normal recording conditions and 0dB if you are very close to the bats to avoid clipping.
The SMX-U1 can be purchased with 1, 3, 10 and 50 metre cables (below).
£275 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics SM3-U1 Microphone Wildlife Acoustics SM3-U1 Microphone for SM3BAT
The SM3-U1 ultrasonic microphone is the predecessor of the SMM-U1. The SM3-U1 comes with a 3 metre cable and it can also be attached to extension cables that enable recordings at distances of up to 100 metres from the detector. These are old stock and are no longer available from Wildlife Acoustics. Vastly reduced price and no warranty.
£275 £75 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U1 Ultrasonic Microphone Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U1 Ultrasonic Microphone for SM3BAT & SM4BAT
The SMM-U1 is a highly sensitive, low noise ultrasonic microphone, designed for recording ultrasound up to 190 kHz. The SMM-U1 is a powered microphone and can be used with up to 100 meters of cable with no attenuation or degradation. The microphone has a differential output which significantly reduces noise from electromagnetic sources. The omnidirectional SMM-U1 is ideal for unattended monitoring where the precise direction of bat activity is not known in advance.The SMM-U1 Ultrasonic microphone comes with a 3 metre cable.
£315 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
SM3BAT/SM4BAT Microphone
Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U2 Ultrasonic Microphone Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U2 Ultrasonic Microphone for SM4BAT
The SMM-U2 is a much improved (on the SMM-U1) highly sensitive, low noise ultrasonic microphone, designed for recording ultrasound up to 190 kHz. The SMM-U2 is a powered microphone and can be used with up to 100 meters of cable with no attenuation or degradation. The microphone has a differential output which significantly reduces noise from electromagnetic sources. The omnidirectional SMM-U2 is ideal for unattended monitoring where the precise direction of bat activity is not known in advance.The SMM-U2 Ultrasonic microphone comes with a 5 metre cable.
£210 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
SM4BAT Microphone
Wildlife Acoustics SMX-11 Acoustic Microphone Wildlife Acoustics SMX-11 Acoustic Microphone for SM2BAT
The SMX-11 Acoustic microphone is for recording birds, frogs and other non-ultrasonic sounds. It can also be attached to extension cables that enable recordings at distances of up to 100 metres from the detector.
£95 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics SMM-A1 Acoustic Microphone Wildlife Acoustics SMM-A1 Acoustic Microphone for SM3BAT, SM3 and SM4
The SMM-A1 Acoustic microphone is for recording birds, frogs and other non-ultrasonic sounds and comes with a 3 meter cable. It can also be attached to extension cables that enable recordings at distances of up to 100 metres from the detector. See also the SM3 Acoustic Recorder below.
£210 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics SMX-Horn Wildlife Acoustics SMX-Horn for SMX-US, SMX-UT & SM3 microphones
Created by Wildlife Acoustics labs, the new SMX-Horn attachment turns the SMX omni-directional ultrasonic microphones into highly directional microphones, while preserving call quality.
The attachment is designed to be used without the standard microphone windscreen and it remains weatherproof at angles of 45-degrees or less.
The SMX-Horn is ideal for deployments requiring a highly directional microphone.
£190 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics Microphone Windshield Wildlife Acoustics Microphone Windshield for SMX & SMM microphones
A set of two replacement windscreens and clips for use with the SMX-U1, SMX-UT, SMX-II, SM3 & SMM microphones.
£16.50 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics MiniBat Acoustic Microphone Stub Wildlife Acoustics MiniBat Acoustic Microphone Stub for MINIBAT
The MiniBat Acoustic Microphone Stub is for recording birds, frogs and other non-ultrasonic sounds with the Mini Bat recorder.
£85 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics Mini Security Bracket Wildlife Acoustics Mini Security Bracket for Mini & Mini Bat
The steel bracket secures the lid to your recorder and works with any padlock that is 1/4" (7mm) or smaller. Its size can be adjusted to fit a Mini or Mini Bat unit with or without the lithium battery lid.
£60 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics SM2 Power Adaptor Wildlife Acoustics SM2 Power Adaptor
With the SM2 Power Adaptor, you can hook up an external battery or a complete solar panel charging system. The unit attaches directly to a 6v or 12v battery source and provides a 5v output to the SM2. The Power Adapter includes a voltage regulator to provide over- or reverse-voltage protection, and is completely weatherproof.
All connectors and cabling are included to connect the battery to the external power jack on the unit. A deep-cycle AGM lead acid or Gel Cell lead acid battery is recommended.
£185 £175 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics SM3 Power Adaptor Wildlife Acoustics SM3/SM4 Power Cable
With the SM3 Power Cable, you can hook up an external battery or a complete solar panel charging system to the SM3 or SM4. The unit attaches directly to a 6v or 12v battery source.
A deep-cycle AGM lead acid or Gel Cell lead acid battery is recommended.
£99 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Wildlife Acoustics Microphone Extension Cables Wildlife Acoustics Microphone Extension Cables for SM2
With these cables you can place the microphones at up to 100m away from the SM2, so you could have two microphones 200m apart, but just using one SM2.
Available in 1m, 3m, 10m and 50m lengths, which can be joined together.
10m microphone extension cable - £115 with Free UK delivery (inc VAT)
50m microphone extension cable - £230 with Free UK delivery (inc VAT)
10m cable
50m cable
Wildlife Acoustics Microphone Extension Cables for SM3 Wildlife Acoustics Microphone Extension Cables for SM3 & SM4
With these cables you can place the microphones away from the SM3 & SM4, at up to 100m, so you could have two microphones 200m apart using one SM3 (SM4BAT is single channel).
Available in 3m, 10m and 50m lengths, which can be joined together.
3m microphone extension cable - £100 with Free UK delivery (inc VAT)
10m microphone extension cable - £135 with Free UK delivery (inc VAT)
50m microphone extension cable - £260 with Free UK delivery (inc VAT)
3m cable
10m cable
50m cable
Ultrasonic Calibrator Ultrasonic Calibrator ~ £290 including UK delivery

Since ultrasound is beyond the range of human hearing, verifying proper system and microphone performance can be a challenge.
The Ultrasonic Calibrator is designed to verify the sensitivity of the SMX & SMM microphones.
It also verifies overall system performance and can be used with EM3, SM2, SM3 & SM4.

Weatherproof Connector Cap for SM2/SM3/SM4/SMZC
£8 inc UK postage & VAT


Extra cover fasteners for SM2/SM2BAT(set of 4)
£15 inc UK postage & VAT

Kaleidoscope Viewer Kaleidoscope Software
Kaleidoscope is an integrated suite of bat data tools designed to help you quickly convert files, sort and categorize bat data by species, verify your findings, visualize your work and easily transform it into reports.
More information about Kaleidoscope software
Cable Lock Cable Lock
Use this to secure your SM3, SM4 or SMZC.
£30 with Free UK delivery (including VAT)
Bat Detective book and CD Bat Detective Book & CD
This book, together with the accompanying CD, provides an essential reference for bat enthusiasts who would like to gain or improve their skills in identifying British bats, using a bat detector. The material is suitable for those who have just acquired a bat detector as well as for more experienced bat workers. The sounds of 13 bat species are included in the 48 tracks of the CD. This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of British bat recordings on compact disc.
£25 including UK delivery!
Is That a Bat? Is That a Bat?
The occurrence of non-bat sounds during bat surveys can be distracting, intriguing or annoying. Recordings can include difficult to ID species of bat but also sounds not related to bats. This can be especially true when noise triggers such as insects, small mammals or birds look like bat-related noise. Therefore, only knowing what bats sound like is not enough. It's extremely useful to know what other sources of noise look and sound like within the same soundscape. This book will help bat workers, in whatever environment they're in, to be more confident in recognising, categorising and dismissing other sounds. The book includes a substantial downloadable sound library (.wav format) that readers can listen to by ear or process through sound analysis software.
Written by Neil Middleton, a well-respected bat worker and author of Social Calls of the Bats of Britain & Ireland, as well as The Effective Ecologist.
£35 including UK delivery!
British Bat Calls British Bat Calls
Knowledge of bat echolocation, calls and identification using bat detectors and programs such as BatSound has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) present the latest data in a clear and concise manner.
The book covers topics such as the properties of sound; how bats use sound; bat detection methods; recording devices; analysis software; recording techniques and call analysis. For each species found in the British Isles, information is given on distribution; emergence times; flight and foraging behaviour; habitat; and echolocation including parameters for common measurements. Calls are described in the context of the different technologies used (heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion). Various spectrograms are displayed for each species using examples from both BatSound and AnaLook. An echolocation key is included with the book.
£35 including UK delivery!
Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
Bats are fascinating mammals about which we still have much to learn. As well as using ultrasonic echolocation calls for orientation and while foraging, they also have a complex array of vocalisations for communication. These are known as social calls and are an essential component of their colonial lifestyle.
This book brings together the current state of knowledge of social calls relating to the bat species occurring within Britain and Ireland, with some additional examples from species represented elsewhere in Europe. It includes access to a downloadable library of calls to be used in conjunction with the book.

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£35 including UK delivery!
Bats of Britain and Europe Bats of Britain and Europe
This concise and definitive guide presents all 45 bat species that regularly occur in Europe (of which 17 are known to breed in the British Isles). The extensive introduction details the remarkable biology of bats and explores the latest findings in bat evolution, behaviour and echolocation.

This is followed by in-depth species accounts covering life history, conservation status and identification, including echolocation characteristics, and complemented by accurate distribution maps, with the book illustrated throughout with superb colour photography.

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£35 inclusive - includes UK delivery

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