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Friday, September 25, 2015

One Of The Latest Bat Recorders - The Peersonic

Have a look at one of the newest bat detectors released! - The Peersonic bat recorder

I've contacted Peersonic, it is available now. Unfortunately, they will not be importing their unit into The U.S.A. (Peersonic is UK-based).

So, I will not be reviewing one here. It does look interesting.

Here is a Link to The User Manual.

And, here is a Link to a brief Review I found.

Again, Please Note: It will not be available in America - However, it will be available to those in The U.K., and Europe...

Happy bat detecting!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Before The Fancy New Baton XD...There Was The Original BatBox Baton...

Before we move-on, to the very latest & greatest, high-tech version of this detector (The Baton XD), let's take a short trip down memory lane...

Back in 2013 (and earlier), the original BatBox Baton was a detector to be reckoned with.

Here is a scan of a review in the Autumn 2013 issue of The Wildlife Sound Journal. (The Wildlife Sound Recording Society's Journal):




More to follow! 

Happy bat detecting!



Friday, September 11, 2015

Just Announced! From Wildlife Acoustics - The SM4BAT

A temporary Post, to inform you -- In case you haven't heard by now...
Wildlife Acoustics has just announced their very latest unattended bat recording solution.

It is The SM4BAT. And even at first glance, one must admit, it looks very intriguing (to say the least!).

It will be available in two versions -- To suit any Ecologist's needs:

The SM4BAT FS -- Is a Full-Spectrum recording platform.
The SM4BAT ZC -- Is a Zero-Cross recording platform.



Prices may be seen Here. Check-out the Wildlife Acoustic's Site, for more Pics.

Happy bat detecting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Book Now Available: 'Acoustic Ecology of European Bats'

A much-anticipated book has recently become available.

Acoustic Ecology of European Bats

Bats, being nocturnal flying mammals, have developed a special and very efficient means of navigating in the dark: the sonar. Although the acoustic signals they emit are inaudible to the human ear, they can be perceived, recorded and analysed with appropriate equipment and software.
This book is a product of the knowledge and skill acquired by its author over more than two decades of constant research on the subject of ultrasound detection. The initial, purely auditory, approach is complemented by the computed-assisted analysis of the ultrasonic signals. With the method described in this book, a bat detector and a computer, the reader will be able to identify about 85% of bat acoustic records in Europe, carry out bat inventories and other more in-depth surveys without disturbing the animals. Thirty-five of the 42 European bat species, including all the most widespread species, are covered.


This book is a product of the knowledge and skill acquired by its author over more than two decades of constant research on the subject of ultrasound detection. The initial, purely auditory, approach is complemented by the computed-assisted analysis of the ultrasonic signals. With the method described in this book, a bat detector and a computer, the reader will be able to identify about 85% of bat acoustic records in Europe, carry out bat inventories and other more in-depth surveys without disturbing the animals. Thirty-five of the 42 European bat species, including all the most widespread species, are covered.
Michel Barataud has spent many years of research working on the bats of not only Europe, but also the Guianas and Lesser Antilles. Over time, and taking advantage of the ongoing technological progress, he has developed a very efficient identification method and disseminated his findings through a large number of publications. An enthusiastic teacher, he has trained several hundred bat workers in ultrasound analysis and given impetus to a vast network of naturalists.
Yves Tupinier, an expert and pioneer on bat sonar, is a life-long friend. His contribution to this book is a precious addition.

Book+DVD set
The DVD includes numerous audio examples to illustrate the method as well as scatter diagrams for the identification of the emitting species

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Summary
The biological sonar
Ultrasound detectors
The sonar signals of bats: classification and interpretation
The acoustic identification of bats
Applications
Acoustic ecology
Frequently asked questions on acoustic detection and identification
Perspectives
Appendices


Happy bat detecting!