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How Far Can My Microphone “Hear”?

How Far Can My Microphone “Hear”?

Have you ever wondered how far away an animal can be and still be detected by your microphone? This is a question we get very frequently.

The simple answer is that there isn’t a simple answer.

Tips for Recording in the Heat

Tips for Recording in the Heat

Since it’s now summer here at Wildlife Acoustics HQ, we’d like to take this time to briefly talk about recording in hot weather.

(If it’s cold where you are right now, you can see our cold weather post here.)

The two most basic considerations in hot weather are batteries and mic windscreens. 

In the Field: Mounting an SM4BAT mic using a telescoping feeder arm.

In the Field: Mounting an SM4BAT mic using a telescoping feeder arm.

The growing demand for conducting passive acoustic monitoring of bats allowed me, a self-employed bat specialist, to purchase five SM4BAT FS recorders. The choice of passive recorders and analysis software today was somewhat overwhelming, but because the SM4BAT recorders are fully weatherproof, have a decent deployment time, an option to be cable lock secured to a tree and of course the three year warranty length, the decision to choose SM4BAT recorders was a swift one.

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