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British Bat Calls - A Guide to Species Identification

FREE BAT CALLS BOOK
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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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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 including UK delivery - nothing else to pay!
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)

Special Offer:
Buy Batbox Duet & Zoom H2n Digital Recorder (requires 3.5mm jack lead, below),
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 including UK delivery - nothing else to pay!
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 FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30
(we ship worldwide, so please email us with your details for a quote)
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.
£309 - £539 inclusive - nothing else to pay!
Batsound Software Licences

1 User Licence
£309


2 User Licence
£379


3 User Licence
£439


5 User Licence
£539


Ciel CDB305 bat detector Ciel CDB305 Micro Duo Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
This is the brand new replacement unit for Ciels 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
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Ciel CDB505 bat detector Ciel CDB505 Micro Trio Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
This is the brand new flagship product in Ciels 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
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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

Roland Edirol R05 Digital Recorder Roland Edirol R-05 Digital Recorder
The compact, affordable R-05 is easy to use and packed with recording and editing features. It will make high-quality, uncompressed stereo recordings up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, through the built-in stereo mic or stereo line-in. You can record WAV or MP3 or both simultaneously, direct to SD card. The extended battery life provides 16 hours recording. Onboard editing functions mean you don't need a PC to trim, divide and combine recordings, and you can also download files to PC via USB 2.0. Record and playback functions include auto start, audio loop and changing playback speed without changing the pitch. A high quality, convenient pocket recorder/player.
£185 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 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.
£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

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