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British Bat Calls - A Guide to Species Identification

FREE BAT CALLS BOOK
worth £30
with selected bat detectors

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Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
Offer now includes Bats of Britain & Europe by Christian Dietz & Andreas Kiefer

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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.
Batbox Baton bat detector Batbox Baton Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The Baton is a frequency division bat detector and comes with a version of BatScan sound analysis software, developed especially for the Baton. In addition, if attached to the soundcard of a laptop computer by a stereo lead from the ‘line out’ of the Baton, it will produce real-time sonograms, allowing detailed analysis of calls when used with BatScan software. With carry pouch.
Probably the cheapest option if you'd like to record bats.
£85 with Free UK delivery
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)

Special Offer:
Batbox Baton with Zoom H2n Digital Recorder and free 3.5mm jack lead
£85 + £175 = £260
Now available
for Android


Wildlife Acoustics EM Touch
60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meter Touch 2 - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty! Details
Using the power of Apple’s iOS platform, 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 available from the Apple iStore. And it all works on the iPhone 7 Plus; iPhone 7; iPhone SE; iPhone 6s Plus; iPhone 6s; iPhone 6 Plus; iPhone 6; iPad Pro (9.7-inch); iPad Pro (12.9-inch); iPad (released March 2017); iPad Air 2; iPad mini 4; iPod Touch (6th generation released July 2015).
Now available in two models for hobbyists and professionals.
Price includes the EM Touch module, but not the iOS device.
You will need additional apps for recording (free) and auto-ID (free) from the App Store.
Order now at £200/£385 including 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, exclusive 2 year warranty, worldwide delivery and VAT.


EM Touch 2 - £200


EM Touch 2 PRO - £385

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Batbox Baton XD bat detector

Batbox Baton XD bat detector

Batbox Baton XD bat detector
Batbox Baton XD Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty! - use with digital recorders further down the page
Frequency reduction of bat calls is accomplished in two ways; frequency division, which divides the ultrasonic sound spectrum by 10, in real time, secondly - time expansion, where the Baton XD, having selected the optimum few calls of the bat pass, instantaneously creates a high speed digital recording and then immediately plays it back 10 times slower. The unit does not go 'deaf' at any time during this process so no bat pass will be missed. The output can be sent to any recording device, including iPhone and Android phones, for instant or later spectrum analysis.
To accurately identify bat species from calls, four of the essential measurement criteria required are bandwidth, repetition rate, call shape, and relative intensity. The Baton XD provides all of this information via its two simultaneous modes. Both modes retain amplitude information and frequency bandwidth. The call repetition rate is available from frequency division and a more detailed output of call shape is provided by time expansion.
The single button operation controls the speaker output, channel swapping and volume change. The auto-sensing output adjusts automatically for different devices which might be connected to it such as headphones, line-out devices, recorders and smart phones.
The Baton XD is packed with the very latest advanced circuitry in a very small device and yet it only consumes 20mA. Battery life, even with a standard alkaline battery, is above 20 hours (depending on use) but can be considerably extended by using a lithium type to around 60 hours.
Baton XD is available with built-in strong magnets for an extra £15 which will enable the unit to be attached to the exterior of most cars for mobile transect road surveys.
Comes with protective carry pouch and battery.
For more information click here
£290 with Free UK delivery
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Special Offer:
Batbox Baton XD with Zoom H2n Digital Recorder and free 3.5mm jack lead
£290 + £175 = £465



Batbox Baton XD only
£290 including
UK delivery and VAT
Batbox Duet bat detector Batbox Duet Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty! - use with digital recorders further down the page
The Batbox Duet is a dual-mode bat detector, with both heterodyne and frequency division, designed for single-handed operation. The large LCD back-lit display is extremely accurate and easy to read at all light levels. Frequency amplitude detection allows post-recording computer analysis of sonar peak-frequencies. There is a voice commentary button for annotating recordings. With carry case.
£270 with Free UK delivery
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)

Special Offer:
Batbox Duet & Zoom H2n Digital Recorder with free 3.5mm jack lead and get BatScan Software FREE!!
£270 + £175 + £25 = £470 - £25 = £445
BatScan analysis software
BatScan analysis software
BatScan Analysis Software
Easy to install, BatScan will record and play back sound samples through your Windows compatible sound card. However, a sound card is not necessary in order to analyze and display audio spectrograms. BatScan processes PCM format digital audio data such as .wav sound files. Default settings have been optimised for use with Batbox Duet. BatScan will operate with 8-bit colour. 24-bit colour is required to save screen images as graphics files. Compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 32-bit, and runs best with 128MB of RAM.
£25 with Free UK delivery
Pettersson D230 bat detector Pettersson D230 bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
A combined heterodyne and frequency division detector with backlit, large digit, accurate digital display, showing the tuned frequency in the heterodyne mode. The frequency and volume controls are on the side of the case, making it easy to adjust. Using stereo headphones, the heterodyne signal is heard on the left channel and the frequency division signal on the right channel. When the built-in speaker is used, a switch is used to select the heterodyne or frequency division signal.
Type: Heterodyne & frequency division; Microphone: Electret; Frequency range: 10 - 120 kHz (min.); Display accuracy: ± 0.15 kHz; Bandwidth: 8 kHz (+/- 4 kHz), -6 dB; Battery: 1 x IEC 6LF22 (9 V); Quiescent current: 23 mA typ. including LCD backlight; Size: 119 x 60 x 25 mm including knobs; Weight: 160 g including battery; Outputs: 2 x 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and recorder
£460 including EU delivery - nothing else to pay!
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Pettersson D240X bat detector Pettersson D240X bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
Very popular heterodyne and time expansion detector with backlit, large digit, accurate digital display, showing the tuned frequency in the heterodyne mode. The frequency and volume controls are on the side of the case, making it easy to adjust. Using stereo headphones, the heterodyne signal is heard on the left channel and the time expansion signal on the right channel. When the built-in speaker is used, a switch is used to select the heterodyne or time expansion signal.
A digital recorder can be connected to the D240X to record the time expanded calls for analysis on a PC. If the recorder has a "voice activated" recording mode, a fully automatic bat recording system is obtained, which can be left in the field for unattended recording of bat calls.
Type: Heterodyne & frequency division; Microphone: Electret; Frequency range: 10 - 120 kHz (min.); Display accuracy: ± 0.15 kHz; Bandwidth: 8 kHz (+/- 4 kHz), -6 dB; Battery: 1 x IEC 6LF22 (9 V); Quiescent current: 30 mA typ. including LCD backlight; Comment switch: Yes; Memory size: 1M x 8; Sampling frequency: 307 kHz; Resolution: 8 bits; Storage time: 3.4, 1.7 or 0.1 sec. (selectable via switch); Trigger modes: Manual, level - broadband, level - narrowband; Pretrigger: 50% of the selected storage time; Size: 119 x 60 x 25 mm including knobs; Weight: 170 g including battery; Outputs: 2 x 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and recorder; Miscellaneous: Overload indicator, adjustable input gain, replay of signal in memory through heterodyne system.
£999 including EU delivery and includes free bat calls book worth £30
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Ciel CDB305 bat detector Ciel CDB305 Micro Duo Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
This is the brand new replacement unit for Ciel's best selling 305 dual bat detector. New features such as a digital display, amplitude retention on frequency division, and a short 3 second record function, add even more versatility to this already hugely capable unit. Both different survey techniques have been packed into a micro sized handheld unit which makes it perfect for both the casual and keen bat observer alike.
£120 with Free UK delivery
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Ciel CDB505 bat detector Ciel CDB505 Micro Trio Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
This is the brand new flagship product in Ciel's revised x05 series. It incorporates technology never seen before at such a price point and all in micro sized handheld unit to make the most versatile of handheld detectors for bat observers. All three different survey techniques (heterodyne, frequency division & time expansion) are contained in a small detector.
£180 with Free UK delivery
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
Zoom H1 Digital Recorder 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. £95 with Free UK delivery

Zoom H1 Accessory Pack
• Windscreen • Padded-shell case • Tabletop tripod • AC adapter • Mic clip adapter • USB cable. £35 with Free UK delivery

Zoom H2n Digital Recorder NEW 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. £35 with Free UK delivery

3.5mm - 3.5mm jack lead 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
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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£30 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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£30 inclusive - includes UK delivery
Basic bat detectors
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