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British Bat Calls - A Guide to Species Identification

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Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
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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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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.
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Pettersson D1000X bat detector Pettersson D1000X bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The D1000X is a professional ultrasound detector, based on the latest technology. The detector has heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion systems and also a built-in 16-bit recording system using a Compact Flash card as storage medium. It is equipped with Pettersson's well-known, high-quality capacitance microphone which has been further improved to give lower noise, wider dynamic range and lower distortion.
The D1000X has a built-in "recorder", relieving the user from the hassle of operating a separate recording device or laptop with connecting cables. It can be configured to work in a variety of operating modes, but thanks to the use of "Profiles", switching between different modes is made instantly. Each profile contains all the selectable settings such as sampling rate, triggering mode, time expansion factor and LED intensity and can be prepared in advance and saved in the detector.
At any time, either the direct ultrasonic signal, the heterodyne signal or the frequency division signal can be recorded onto the CF-card. Spoken comments can be recorded by speaking into the microphone while recording in the direct mode, or in a special comment recording mode (at a lower sampling rate). The recording time is limited only by the available space on the CF-card. Upon completion of a recording in the direct mode, the signal will be automatically replayed in time expanded form, if this function is enabled. Time expansion factors from 1 (original speed) to 30 can be chosen. The recordings can be made by manually starting and stopping the recording or through level-activated (and optional frequency selective) triggering. In the latter case, the detector can be set up for unattended capture of calls. Pre- and post-triggering modes with a variety of different settings can be used.
The wav sound files on the CF-card are stamped with date and time and can be read directly on a PC, using a standard CF-card reader. The D1000X also has a serial GPS input, making it possible to save GPS position data in the files.
Type: Heterodyne, frequency division (x10), time expansion and direct recording; Frequency range: 5 - 235 kHz (frequency division and heterodyne), 5 kHz 0.4 x sampling frequency (time expansion and direct recording) - Activating the high-pass filter results in a lower frequency limit of about 20 kHz.; Heterodyne freq. resolution: 0.1 kHz (f<17.8 kHz), 0.2 kHz (18-43 kHz), 0.5 kHz (43.5-107 kHz), 1 kHz (108-235 kHz); Headphones output: 3.5 mm stereo jack, load impedance 32 ohms or greater; HF/MEM output: 3.5 mm stereo jack, load impedance 500 ohms or greater, ca 600 mVrms at 0 dB; Batteries: 5 x AA size, Alkaline or NiMH recommended; External DC supply: 7-10 V, 250 mA (average), 700 mA (peak); Size: 170 x 80 x 35 mm, excl. microphone; Weight: 600 g incl. batteries
Recording/playback system
ADC resolution: 16 bits; Anti-aliasing filter: Yes, adaptive; Sampling rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 100, 192, 200, 250, 300, 384, 400, 500, 750, 768 kHz; Time expansion factors: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30; DAC resolution: 12 bits
GPS connection requirements
Interface: RS-232; Protocol: NMEA 0183; Decoded sentences: GPGLL, GPGGA and GPRMC; Baud rate: 4800 Baud
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£4120 including EU delivery and includes free bat calls book worth £30
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Pettersson M500 USB Ultrasound Microphone Pettersson M500 USB Ultrasound Microphone - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The M500 USB Ultrasound Microphone comes in a small and durable aluminium enclosure. It utilizes the same advanced electret microphone technology as the well-known D500X detector and can be used both in directional and omnidirectional modes (with or without the directional horn).
Low-noise technology, high sampling frequency and efficient anti-aliasing filter provide highest quality recordings.
The microphone comes with an easy-to-use Windows recording program that saves the recordings as 16 bit wav files. Real-time display of the waveform and the spectrogram as well as real-time monitoring of the bat calls are also available.
The program offers various triggering modes; manual and automatic, with or without pretrigger, level triggered or frequency triggered operation.
A coming version of the BatSound software will also support the M500.
Microphone: Advanced electret; Sampling frequency: 500 kHz; ADC resolution: 16 bits; Interface: USB 2.0, high speed; Anti-aliasing filter: 8th order, 190 kHz; Real-time monitoring: Through the PC sound card (down-sampling); Size: 42 x 114 x 23 mm (incl microphone horn); Weight: 75 g; Power: USB bus powered; Operating system: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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Pettersson M500-384 USB Ultrasound Microphone Pettersson M500-384 USB Ultrasound Microphone - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The M500-384 USB Ultrasound Microphone enables you to make high-quality, full spectrum recordings of bat calls or other ultrasonic signals with a wide variety of computers/laptops/tablets/smartphones, using the sound recording software of your choice. The M500-384 uses standard sound device drivers and does not require installation of any custom drivers.
Like the M500, the M500-384 comes in a slim and durable aluminium enclosure and utilizes the same advanced electret microphone technology as the well-known D500X detector.
The M500-384 can be used both in directional and omni-directional modes. The M500-384 is the ideal choice if you intend to use your smartphone for ultrasound recording. Also consider this model if you need to be independent of a specific OS or software. The software you choose to use must support recording at 384 kHz. Works with Android, Linux (Ubuntu), OS X, iOS or Windows.
Please verify the hardware compatibility of the software you choose and that it supports recording at 384 kHz.
The picture shows the M500-384 with an Android smartphone, running the Bat Recorder app, available at Google Play.
Microphone: Advanced electret; Sampling frequency: 384 kHz; ADC resolution: 16 bits; Frequency range: 10-160kHz; Interface: USB 2.0, high speed; Anti-aliasing filter: 8th order, 160 kHz; Size: 43 x 114 x 13 mm (incl microphone horn); Weight: 60 g

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Batsound Touch analysis software The New Batsound Touch Analysis Software
BatSound Touch is a sound recording and analysis software which provides high-resolution real-time spectrograms and is very easy to use with touch screen Windows tablet PCs. It has resizable text and buttons to facilitate operation on devices with virtually any screen size.
Of course, BatSound Touch is compatible with the popular M500 USB microphone. A Windows tablet PC with BatSound Touch and the M500 makes an easy to use and powerful bat detector with real-time audio as well as real-time spectrogram.
BatSound Touch can also be used on computers without a touch screen.
BatSound Touch is also available in a 'Lite' version with limited functionality. This version is available free of charge to M500 owners.
BatSound Touch does not replace the standard BatSound software. For more advanced analysis, BatSound is recommended.
£149 inclusive (download)
Touch screen support. Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible. High-resolution real-time spectrogram and waveform display. Supports the Pettersson M500 USB Microphone as well as standard Windows sound devices. Manual, triggered and circular buffer recording modes. Live audio of transformed ultrasound. Saves GPS coordinates in the sound files. Compressed view to fit more bat calls into a single screen. Resizable text and buttons to fit screens of different sizes. User-definable file metadata. Various color schemes to fit different occasions.

BatSound real-time spectrogram software
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound real-time spectrogram software
Analysis of the bat calls may be required in some situations e.g. in order to positively identify a certain species. The software BatSound is an efficient, high-performance tool for various types of sound analysis. It is suitable for sound analysis in general, but also includes a number of features particularly useful to analyze bat calls recorded from a bat detector or recorded directly with a D500X or D1000X ultrasound detector.
BatSound uses any Windows compatible sound card for sound input and output, and supports sound formats up to 32 bits with one or two channels (mono/stereo) and sampling frequencies up to 192 kHz (possibly limited by the sound card). The common WAV format is used to store files. It is also possible to open sound files with other formats such as mp3 and wma if the corresponding codecs have been installed on the computer.
Multiple windows with different sound files can be opened at the same time, facilitating comparison of signals and analysis results. Printing and picture file export through Windows clipboard (BMP and WMF formats). Wide range zoom function. Optional time and frequency compensation of time expanded signals to show the original time and frequency. Play Speed function to implement time expansion playback of high-speed sound files from D500X/D1000X detectors. Open Next/Previous command makes it easy to scan through all files in a folder. Very useful for browsing files obtained through unattended recording. Automatic parameter extraction feature, calculates max/min frequency, pulse duration etc. Optional grid lines in most diagrams. Clipboard export of analysis results. In the Virtual Bat Detector mode, sound files of time expanded or high speed recorded sounds are replayed at the original speed, emulating a heterodyne bat detector. Perfect for learning how to identify bats using a heterodyne detector, for classroom demonstrations etc. The Automatic Recording mode makes it possible to have the computer record sounds automatically. The desired threshold level is selected and the computer will start recording to a sound file as soon as the signal exceeds this level. Many parameters are available to fine-tune this mode, e.g. by setting limits for the minimum pulse length, total recording time, maximum number of pulses to record etc. Frequency-selective triggering is also available, to avoid recording undesired signals.
System requirements: Intel or AMD 1 GHz or faster processor; RAM: 1 GB minimum (also depends on the operating system); Windows compatible sound card; >1 GB of free hard disk space; Windows XP/SP3, Vista/SP1 or 7 operating system. Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Elekon Batlogger bat detector Elekon Batlogger M Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
A compact and versatile bat recorder with integrated live monitoring (heterodyne, with automatic tuning) with speaker or headphones. In addition to the normal recording of bat calls on an SD card, further data and meta-information is collected and stored. The most important feature is the built-in GPS receiver. Every recording is referenced by the coordinates of its position. This information is particularly valuable in elaborate setups with several recording devices, or in mobile transect recordings. Additionally, the temperature at the time of recording is also recorded.
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£1660 including UK delivery including free bat calls book worth £30
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AnaBat Walkabout bat detector AnaBat Walkabout Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The Anabat Walkabout is a state of the art detector, designed for active bat detection and recording. This detector is an all-in-one unit, with WiFi and Android operating system, so there is no additional phone or tablet required. The 12.5cm (5") LCD touchscreen displays either full spectrum or zero crossing calls in real time, enabling you to monitor and review your sonograms in the field. A built-in GPS and mapping system allow you to tag your calls and log your path as you go (even without an internet connection). The detector uses the FG Knowles microphone which is known for its robustness & sensitivity. This omnidirectional microphone can be easily converted to directional using the included unobtrusive cone attachment.
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£1600 with Free UK delivery and free bat calls book worth £30
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Sony Headphones Sony Headphones
These headphones are comfortable and good quality, ideal for use with bat detectors as well as MP3 players and other portable units. Has 30mm drivers for excellent sound reproduction
£20.00 with Free UK delivery
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 with Free 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.
£30 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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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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