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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.
AnaBat Swift bat detector AnaBat Swift Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!

The new AnaBat Swift bat detector is the new passive bat recorder from Titley that can record in both full spectrum and zero crossing and run on external power.

The Swift is now available.

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AnaBat Express bat detector AnaBat Express Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The AnaBat Express bat detector is packed with features that are easy to use, making it the lightest and most cost effective passive detector on the market. With a new user interface and GPS making deployment faster and more efficient, the Express will quickly become your favorite detector for passive monitoring.
External dimensions 182 x 119 x 43 mm (7.2 x 4.7 x 1.7 inches). Weight 385 grams (13.5oz.) without batteries.
This product comes with a carrying case, USB cable, 4GB SD card, 4 AA batteries and magnet for checking status.
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£840 with Free UK delivery
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AnaBat Express security box AnaBat Express security box
The AnaBat Express security box comes complete with a Python cable lock.
£85 with Free UK delivery

The New SM4BAT Bat Detector

SM4BAT The new SM4 family consists of three models: The SM4BAT FS, the SM4BAT ZC and the SM4 (acoustic). The FS model records in full spectrum and the ZC model records in zero crossing. The two ultrasonic recorders have a single microphone with cable and the acoustic model has two integral microphones.

Designed around the size of four D-sized batteries, the SM4 family of recorders includes the smallest and lightest, weatherproof recorders available and come with our exclusive 4 year warranty.

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Wildlife Acoustics SM3BAT

Wildlife Acoustics SM3BAT battery compartment
Wildlife Acoustics' SM3BAT
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Introducing the SM3BAT from Wildlife Acoustics
Better, stronger and faster than the SM2BAT+, with longer battery life and an extruded aluminium case.
Easy card and battery insertion and removal, easier programming and much better microphones make this a bat detector to be reckoned with.
Possessing the versatility of the SM2 but in a much more robust and easy to use form, you can still have 2 microphones up to 100m from the main unit, so up to 200m apart, making this arguably the best value bat detector on the market today.
Now with an improved specification, allowing you to record 2 channels of 256kHz zero cross and full spectrum simultaneously!......Like owning two AnaBats and two D500x!
New FG Microphone element with a flatter frequency response giving much better results than from the SM2BAT+.
Mounting lugs on the case make it much easier to mount than the SM2BAT+.
Supplied with 4 32GB SanDisk SDHC cards, 4 alkaline batteries and one SMM-U1 FG microphone with 3m cable.
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Additional microphones, extension and power cables on the main Wildlife Acoustics page, or buy now with extra microphone and 50m cable and save £50.

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New SM3BAT
£2045



New SM3 with extra mic & 50m cable
£2395



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Elekon Batlogger-C bat recorder

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Elekon's Batlogger C Bat Recorder
with our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!


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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.

Short specification:
- 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.

£2235 with Free UK delivery, 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee,
our exclusive 3 year warranty
and FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30
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Elekon Batlogger A bat detector Elekon Batlogger A Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
The Batlogger A records bat calls in full spectrum and is powered by four AA batteries, with microSD card (up to 128GB) storage. The Batlogger A can be deployed for 30 hours recording (e.g. three 10 hour nights of recording).
The FG-Black microphone is connected to the recorder via the microphone extension cable (included) which makes it easy to position the microphone exactly where you want it. Adjustable trigger functions and delayed recording are also possible and it is waterproof to IP67 standard (except the microphone capsule).
The Batlogger A is compatible with the free BatExplorer Software for Windows, which also includes computer-aided identification of species with the help of an integrated bat species library (European species). Requires Windows Media Player version 11 or above.
Dimensions: 113 x 81 x 72mm
Weight: 576g including microphone and batteries
£885 including UK delivery with FREE EXTRA YEAR'S WARRANTY, and FREE EU-UK PLUG ADAPTOR
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Elekon Batlogger A+ bat detector Elekon Batlogger A+ Bat Detector - With our Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!
The Batlogger A+ records bat calls in full spectrum and is powered by a built-in lithium rechargeable battery, with microSD card (up to 128GB) storage. The Batlogger A+ can be deployed for 70 hours recording (e.g. seven 10 hour nights of recording).
The FG-Black microphone is connected to the recorder via the microphone extension cable (included) which makes it easy to position the microphone exactly where you want it. Adjustable trigger functions and delayed recording are also possible and it is waterproof to IP67 standard (except the microphone capsule).
The Batlogger A+ is compatible with the free BatExplorer Software for Windows, which also includes computer-aided identification of species with the help of an integrated bat species library (European species). Requires Windows Media Player version 11 or above.
Dimensions: 113 x 101 x 80mm
Weight: 695g including microphone and batteries
£1155 including UK delivery with FREE EXTRA YEAR'S WARRANTY, FREE BAT CALLS BOOK worth £30 and FREE EU-UK PLUG ADAPTOR
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Pettersson D500X bat detector Pettersson D500X bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The D500X is an ultrasound recording unit intended for long-term, unattended recording of bat calls. In contrast to time expansion bat detectors, the D500X records full-spectrum ultrasound in real time with virtually no gaps between recordings. The recorder is equipped with four slots for CF cards, which typically makes it possible to leave the unit in the field for more than a month. The triggering system allows the device to automatically start recording as a sound is detected.
The recording length can be selected in steps from 0.3 up to 20 seconds. In order not to fill the card too fast at locations with high activity, a minimum time between two recordings can be applied. The recorder is normally operated in a low-power mode with no pre-trigger (i.e. the recording starts as the sound exceeds the chosen threshold level), but both pre-and post-trigger functions are available in the standard (not low-power) mode. The D500X stores the bat calls in time stamped wav files.
The D500X comes in a rugged and weather-protected aluminium housing, and various accessories are available, such as an external microphone with extension cable up to 100 m and a soft protection case with hooks to hang the unit in e.g. a tree.
Type: Direct, high-speed recording; Microphone: Advanced electret, jack for external microphone; Frequency range: 15 190 kHz (500 kHz sampling rate, high-pass filter enabled) <5 190 kHz (500 kHz sampling rate, high-pass filter disabled); Connections: External microphone, external trigger, external DC supply; Timer: Four on/off periods per day; Batteries: 4 x AA size, Alkaline or NiMH recommended; External DC supply: 4.5-8 V, typically ca. 200 mA (average, when recording), depends on CF card type and number of CF cards; Size: 165 x 170 x 53 mm, excl. connectors etc.; Weight: 1.2 kg incl. batteries and front panel cover
Recording system
ADC resolution: 16 bits; Anti-aliasing filter: Yes, 8th order, 190 kHz cut-off frequency; Sampling rates: 44.1, 300, 500 kHz (optimized for 500 kHz); Recording length: 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 sec or manual recording; Recording medium: CF card, 4 slots
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£1735 including EU delivery - nothing else to pay and includes free bat calls book worth £30
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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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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


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
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