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Choosing between the SM3 and SM4?

Choosing between the SM3 and SM4?

You may have noticed that we not only have a new Song Meter recorder, the SM4, but we are also continuing to the offer the SM3. That's because while we recommend the SM4 for most cases, the SM3 has some unique features that you may require for your recordings. Answer the questions below to find out if you should be buying an SM3 or an SM4. 

The five types of educators who should be teaching about bats.

The five types of educators who should be teaching about bats.

Now back in stock, our popular Discover Bats! Curriculum Guide and DVD (from Bat Conservation International) bring bat biology to life with dozens of detailed lessons on bat species, habitats, and biology.

Each Discover Bats! book comes with a Quick Start Guide. You get a school week’s worth of lessons. Nicely organized into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, the Quick Start Guide provides easy-to-follow lesson plans, applicable to grade school, through high school science and biology class needs. Bundled with our Echo Meter Touch, it is a great way to introduce students to the fascinating world of bats.

How to choose a bat detector

How to choose a bat detector

With our new SM4BAT Full Spectrum and Zero Crossing recorders shipping soon, you may be wondering how to choose the best bat detector and recorder from our product line up.

What they all have in common

All of the Wildlife Acoustics bat detectors have the ability to record bats. They are all equipped with the low noise FG microphone element, making for superior recordings in a variety of climates and conditions.

Passive vs. Active

Our SM3BAT and SM4BAT are weatherproof passive bat detectors, meaning that you may leave them unattended while they record, sometimes for weeks or months at a time.

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Orginization for Bat Conservation Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust Wildlife Habitat Counsil