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/£385 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)
Elekon Batlogger M2 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 and humidity at the time of recording is also recorded and voice notes can be added. There is a display for viewing the bat calls.
Elekon Batlogger S2 Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
Elekon's smallest detector and it's very simple and easy to use. Recording up to 100 hours on one charge, it produces 16-bit full spectrum recordings of bat calls between 10 - 150 kHz at a sample rate of 312.5 kHz and has an adjustable trigger function and scheduler, all controlled via an app, and records to an internal microSD card which is user-replaceable (32GB included). Recording the location (set from app) and temperature and with a weight of just 138g with its internal battery, this is a great little unit. Charging is via USB-C cable (included), from a battery pack or computer, and downloading is as simple as plugging in a USB drive. If you need to replace the microphone, it's easily done and the microphones are much more affordable than most at only £45. It's tiny! At only 132 x 72 x 35 mm it's one of the smallest available static bat detectors.
With my exclusive 3 year warranty, this new static bat recorder is excellent value. For more information click here £670 including UK delivery (we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
The NEW AnaBat Scout Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
The Anabat Scout is a brand new bat recorder.
The Swift can record in both full spectrum and zero crossing and play heterodyne, auto-heterodyne and frequency division audio through earphones or the built-in speaker. Each recorded file is saved with the GPS location data and you can even record voice notes to the SD card. Also contains an in-built bat counter that time stamps and GPS tags each count, as well as recording transect route.
The new Anabat Scout comes with free UK delivery, 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and exclusive 3 year warranty
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.
£1600 with Free UK delivery and FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30 (we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
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
£4205 including UK delivery and VAT and FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30 (we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
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.
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£260 - £455 inclusive - nothing else to pay!
Batsound Software Licences
1 User Licence £260
2 User Licence £295
3 User Licence £350
5 User Licence £455
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.
£1570 including UK delivery and FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30 (we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Elekon's NEW Batlogger-C Bat Recorder with our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
Elekon Batlogger-C bat recorder - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
The proven BATLOGGER system now has an additional device for real-time recording of ultrasound calls. Many ideas from Elekon's customers have been integrated in the brand-new BATLOGGER C. The device is the solution for almost all passive monitoring of bats.
- Recording and storage of ultrasonic calls are the same as in the BATLOGGER M
- Integrated GPS and temperature measurement
- Free analysis software BatExplorer
- All components waterproof, IP67 (except microphone capsule)
- Display with backlight for operation direct on the device
- Microphone extension cable with a newly designed protective tube
- Uses the proven FG-black microphones from the BATLOGGER M
- Replaceable Li-ion batteries; charging is possible at home
- Direct connection of a solar panel or external power supply during recordings
- Integrated GSM module with SMS and e-mail function
- Fixation mounts for anti-theft locks and integrated SMS-site-alarm.
£2010 with Free UK delivery, 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, our exclusive 3 year warranty and FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30 (we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Elekon Strongbox S
Do you want to install the BATLOGGER in the field for a longer time?
The Strongbox S allows the long-term surveillance and monitoring of bat habitats.
Up to 120 h recording time with the BATLOGGER M
State of the art Li-Ion technology with integrated protective circuit
With 2m microphone cable and microphone protection
Shockproof and weatherproof
Inconspicuously placeable in the field
Includes charging cable with EU plug and UK adaptor for UK clients
Compatible with the BATLOGGER M (BATLOGGER not included) £740 including UK delivery - nothing else to pay! (we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Elekon Strongbox S £700
BatExplorer Analysis Software
With the BatExplorer software, you can not only organize and analyse your BATLOGGER recordings easily, but also listen to and look at them.
The software is provided free of charge.
Compatible with Windows 7 (recommended), or Windows XP SP3 (not recommended), or Windows Vista SP1 (SP2 and Platform Update recommended), or Windows 8, and runs best with 1024MB of RAM.
Zoom H1 Digital Recorder
The Zoom H1 Portable Digital recorder is Zooms smallest recorder ever. It is an ultra-compact pocket recorder with renowned recording technology at an affordable price. The H1's on board microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern, for stunning stereo imaging. Get high-resolution, 24-bit and 96 kHz stereo recordings, from a pocket sized recorder. To increase the maximum recording time, you can switch easily from uncompressed PCM recording to space-saving MP3 mode. Thanks to USB 2.0, you can rapidly exchange your recordings with your PC. With a single AAA battery the battery life is around 10 hours. Combining powerful recording capability with elegance and simplicity, the Zoom H1 suits everyone.
£110 with Free UK delivery
Zoom H1 Accessory Pack
• Windscreen • Padded-shell case • Tabletop tripod • AC adapter • Mic clip adapter • USB cable.
£40 with Free UK delivery
Zoom H2n Digital Recorder
The Zoom H2n is an improved portable digital audio recorder, ideal for using with bat detectors and other wildlife sound recording equipment. It has a choice of recording formats including .MP3 and .WAV.
Recordings are stored to SD memory cards and the Zoom H2n is also compatible with up to 32GB high capacity SDHC cards, allowing over 50 hours of recording in WAV format (16-bit/44.1kHz) or 555 hours in 128kbps MP3 format.
An automatic recording function allows the unit to be triggered whenever sound is detected and stopped when sounds cease. The timestamp function is handy for editing and analysing recordings. The H2n has not one but five built-in microphones so you can make excellent quality stereo recordings with the recorder alone. Ideal for making comments or references whilst making field recordings.
You can even use the Zoom H2n as a USB microphone, enabling you to record directly to your computer, and the recorder provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on 2 standard AA alkaline batteries.
Download the H2n manual £175 with Free UK delivery Save even more when bought with Batbox Bat Detectors (requires 3.5mm jack lead, below)
Zoom H2n Accessory Pack
• Windscreen • Tabletop tripod • Padded-shell case • Remote control • AC adapter • Mic clip adapter • USB cable.
£40 with Free UK delivery
3.5mm - 3.5mm jack lead
1m 3.5mm Jack Cable - A Premium Quality Lead for connecting your bat detector to a digital recorder such as the Zoom H1 or H2n or the Roland R-05
24k Gold Plated High Quality Lead - 100% copper wire for better performance and conductivity
Stereo Male to Male Connection £10.00 with Free UK delivery
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 & 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!
The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection
An accessible and comprehensive guide to all things acoustic bat detection. This highly illustrated handbook provides an in-depth understanding of acoustic detection principles, study planning, data handling, properties of bat calls, manual identification of species, automatic species recognition, analysis of results, quality assurance and the background physics of sound.
Written by Volker Runkel, Guido Gerding & Ulrich Marckmann and translated by Iain Macmillan. £50 including UK delivery!
Bat Calls of Britain and Europe - hardback
A comprehensive guide to the calls of the 44 species of bat currently known to occur in Europe. Following on from the popular British Bat Calls by Jon Russ, this new book draws on the expertise of more than forty specialist authors to substantially update all sections, further expanding the volume to include sound analysis and species identification of all European bats.
Written by Jon Russ, a well-respected bat worker and author of British Bat Calls. £55 including UK delivery!
IMPORTANT!We have noticed that there is a mistake - rather an important one. Figure 7.3 is supposed to show the minimum frequencies (Fmin) of FM/CF bats but what it actually shows is the frequency containing maximum energy (fMaxE). You can find details of all errors found so far here.
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
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 (second edition) Pre-order for July 2022
This updated and expanded edition includes additional information and new examples not found in the first edition (further down this page). The call library now includes full spectrum sound files, as well as many new examples. Survey guidelines are included in the book.
The social calls of bats are an area about which relatively little is known, with more research still required to expand our understanding. This book summarises what is understood so far about social calls of the bat species occurring in Britain and Ireland, and north-west Europe.
This new edition contains: foreward by Michel Barataud, author of Acoustic Ecology of European Bats; almost double the number of figures and tables as the first edition; completely overhauled call library, all in full spectrum, with new examples; three entirely new chapters, covering bat-related acoustics, settings for social interactions, and survey guidelines.
£40 inclusive - nothing else to pay!!
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.
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.