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Join the Kaleidoscope Connect Community

Join the Kaleidoscope Connect Community

Today, on International Bioacoustics Day, we’re excited to announce a unique new forum created for and inspired by our Kaleidoscope Cluster Analysis users. We’ve been hearing at all the conferences we go to that our customers would love to get connected to others doing similar research.

“Dump” files: What are they and why am I getting them?

“Dump” files: What are they and why am I getting them?

You have just returned from collecting your SD cards from a deployment and you find files on the cards that have the word “dump” in the name.

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.

Creating Recording Schedules with Your Song Meter

Creating Recording Schedules with Your Song Meter

Bioacoustics recording involves using some sort of hardware device to make digital audio recordings (WAV files) of bats, birds, whales, or whatever critter that happens to be near the microphone. When a recorder is placed in the field without a human present, this is known as unattended recording. Using this method, it’s possible to set a recording device up to run in record mode continuously for long-term deployment. However, this can be an inefficient way to work. Continuous recording will use up memory space and battery life quickly. In many cases, using scheduled recording may provide a better solution.

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?