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SM4/SM4BAT Yearly Maintenance Checklist

SM4/SM4BAT Yearly Maintenance Checklist

As we enter the spring season in the northern hemisphere, researchers are getting ready to deploy their bioacoustics recorders. In labs and offices, green boxes appear from dusty shelves. The question on everyone’s mind is, how do I make sure these recorders will work well in the upcoming months?

The good news is that there isn’t much that needs to be done. The SM4 line of recorders is designed to work well for years with very little maintenance.

How to Perform Mobile Transects with the Echo Meter Touch 2

How to Perform Mobile Transects with the Echo Meter Touch 2

Mobile transects are a great tool for bat researchers. Repeating the same transect route month over month or year over year can highlight trends in bat populations. For instance, are bats appearing earlier in the year due to the warming climate? Do changing forest conditions affect where bats are found?

3 New SM4/SM4BAT Features Available Now

3 New SM4/SM4BAT Features Available Now

Here at Wildlife Acoustics, we're always listening. Our Song Meter SM4 and SM4BAT represent hardware and software improvements from over a decade of customer feedback.

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.

In the Field: Song Meters allow researchers to better sample bird species in the tropics

In the Field: Song Meters allow researchers to better sample bird species in the tropics

We are always pleased to hear that our products are making life easier for scientists. That’s what one group from Charles University in Prague found when they published a study comparing conventional bird sampling using our  Song Scape feature from our Song Scope feature. The research noted that the autonomous capability of the Song Meters was highly useful in studying birds in remote areas of the tropics.