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Get Field-Ready With This Checklist

Get Field-Ready With This Checklist

If your Song Meters are in from the field, winter is an excellent time to make sure they're ready for this spring.

Here's a short checklist to help you prepare:

  • If you have our ultrasonic equipment, check your SM3BAT, SM2BAT+, Echo Meter Touch, Echo Meter EM3 recorders and ultrasonic microphones with our Ultrasonic Calibrator. And if you don’t have our Calibrator, add it to your field kit.
  • Make sure you have cable extensions for your SM2+/SM2BAT+ microphone.
  • Look for any evidence of physical damage and/or water intrusion to your Song Meters.
  • Check, and if necessary, replace the batteries in your Song Meter recorders.
  • Check your windscreens for wear and tear. Order extra for the upcoming season.

Reminders for the Nov 15th Grant Deadline

With our second Scientific Product Grant deadline fast approaching, we’d like to remind applicants of some important guidelines to ensure that your application goes as far through the process as possible.

If you are applying by the Nov 15th, 2015 deadline, please keep in mind:

  • You will need to complete an updated application form, found here. The previous form used in the last application cycle is no longer valid.
  • The SM4 and SM4BAT are not available in this grant cycle as the grant will be awarded by the end of December.
  • Please ensure that you have included the documentation requested and have read the instructions carefully.

After determining if the applications fit our requirements and have provided the requested information, we will look for the best projects that make significant use of bioacoustics, advance scientific knowledge, and contribute to long-term conservation.

Here are the Top 5 Wildlife Acoustics Accessories

Here are the Top 5 Wildlife Acoustics Accessories

For many of you, field work is right around the corner. That means it's prime time to get stocked up on gear and accessories. But what should you order? If you need a bit of inspiration, here are our top 5 most popular accessories:

  1. SMX-II and SM3-A1 acoustic microphones
  2. SM3 Power Cable
  3. 50m cables
  4. 10m cables
  5. 32GB and 64gb SDHC cards

...and don't forget to order mic windscreens as you always want to have extra on hand. This way you'll only have to pay for shipping once!

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Orginization for Bat Conservation Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust