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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.

Choosing between the SM3BAT and SM4BAT?

Choosing between the SM3BAT and SM4BAT?

You may have noticed that we not only have the new SM4BAT, but we are also continuing to the offer the SM3BAT. That's because while we recommend the SM4BAT for most cases, the SM3BAT has some unique features that you may require for your recordings. Answer the questions below to find out if you should be buying an SM3BAT or an SM4BAT. 

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 Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust Wildlife Habitat Counsil