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.
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A common question that people send to Jeff and me as the support staff at Wildlife Acoustics deals with how people should adjust their recorder settings. In particular, how to set gain. For example, “I’m trying to record X Species in Y Environment. How should I set the gain on my recorder?” The documentation for our equipment provides some suggested starting points, but I always tell customers they should test out their settings and make adjustments if necessary.
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.
Guest Blog: The Pitfalls of Permitting
Hi, I’m Florencia Sangermano. I’m a recipient of Wildlife Acoustic Grant Q1-2019 and I’m going to be sharing some of my research experiences as a gues...