Biologists, scientists, educators, and natural resource managers, worldwide, depend on Wildlife Acoustics' hardware and software to record, analyze and identify thousands of species, in any environment, day or night – reliably, accurately and securely.
The Song Meter SM4 acoustic and SM4BAT ultrasonic recorders capture any type of sound for almost any deployment length, in any kind of weather. Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO is the most advanced and easiest-to-use handheld bat detector in the industry.
Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software for ultrasonic and acoustic research finds the species you're looking for by quickly organizing and analyzing terabytes of vocalization data captured by the recorders.
Survey Species Presence and Inventory
For conservation planning, surveys and land management projects, Song Meter acoustic and ultrasonic recorders are affordable, purpose-built tools for autonomous wildlife recording in a variety of habitat areas. Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software for acoustic and ultrasonic work helps you easily find and identify recorded species.
Climate Change Canada: Landbird Monitoring Along Winter Roads
Song Meter recorders are used to increase the geographic coverage of song bird monitoring programs in one of the most challenging environments on the planet.
Monitoring Seabirds in Kaua'i
Ask any biologist about their fieldwork and war stories of nature's fury will surely arise. The Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project have their own stories to tell. The pictures may look idyllic, but the terrain they work in is extremely challenging.
Use of biophonic signals to assess occupancy of anurans and bats in in southern Massachusetts
Creating a soundscape of bat and anuran taxa in protected and private areas using third generation, dual-role Song Meter recorders and Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software.
Monitoring the hunting of large Amazonian mammals and birds using remote acoustic recorders to locate gunshots.
A fleet of Song Meter SM4 acoustic recorders and Kaleidoscope Pro software are employed to autonomously monitor hunting areas.
Constructing a Globally Accessible Soundbank In Brazil
Song Meter SM4 recorder acoustic data are used to evaluate an area's species richness, its quantity distribution, habitat use and behavioural patterns.
Effects of Suburbanization on Biodiversity
Song Meter SM4 acoustic recorders and Kaleidoscope Pro software used in a multi-year project to monitor entire seasons of frog chorusing behavior at suburban and forested ponds. Songscapes will be created to compare visual representations of ambient sounds, analyzing chorus-wide interruptions and changes in chorus frequencies as adaptions to noisy suburban habitats.
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Detect and Identify Bats
For surveys, roost and wind farm monitoring, the Song Meter SM4BAT is an affordable, purpose-built recorder, designed to make long-term ultrasonic bat recording easy and effective.
For quick, on-the-spot survey work, the Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO transforms your iOS or Android device into a state-of-the-art handheld bat detector.
To identify bats in your survey area, Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software will automatically suggest the most likely species of bats found in the recordings – making manual verification faster, and analysis time shorter.
Montana Natural Heritage Program
Song Meters and Kaleidoscope Pro are used in a massive area monitoring project to track the spread of White Nose Syndrome among bat populations.
Stantec Using Acoustic Monitoring To Protect Bats
Wind power, the transformation of energy from moving air into electrical power, is a major step forward in reducing the effects of carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels. Although the long-term benefits of harnessing wind power are great, there are some environmental costs that are inevitable including bat fatality.
Documentation of breeding and winter habitat use by Northern long-eared bats
Song Meter SM4BAT recorders discover winter colonies of Northern long eared bats nearly untouched by White Nose Syndrome. Weatherproof and capable of extended deployments, the SM4BAT recorder is a mission-critical field tool.
Florida Bonneted Bat Research
The bat researchers solution, third generation Song Meters, Echo Meter Touch and Kaleidoscope Pro software are used to search for new roosts and to collect calls during emergences of the once considered extinct Florida bonneted bat.
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Record Any Sound, Anywhere
From jungles, to mountains, to cities, Song Meter acoustic and ultrasonic recorders capture any type of acoustic data. Bats, birds, frogs and sea life, even insects can be easily and securely recorded in harsh environments, over long periods of time. Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software for ultrasonic and acoustic research helps you organize your project, analyze recordings and identify species.
Ecoacoustics, The Scaled Acoustic Biodiversity
Generations of Song Meters are deployed in alpine forest and mountain areas, over several seasons, to create detailed soundscapes.
Population monitoring of the long lost and thought extinct Tandayapa Andean Toad in Northwest Equador
Lush, humid and difficult to get to, Rio Manduriacu Reserve is the site where Song Meter SM4 acoustic recorders found vocalization evidence of an extremely rare toad. Kaleidoscope Pro and its Acoustic Analysis enabled researchers to create their own Tandayapa classifiers.
Monitoring the hunting of large Amazonian mammals and birds using remote acoustic recorders to locate gunshots
Deep in the Amazon forest, an array of twenty Song Meter SM4s stand as acoustic sentries to collect data and localize on areas of illegal hunting – and Kaleidscope Pro is use to quickly sort and organize months of recordings.
Forest Raptor Dynamics in the Southern Yellowstone Ecosystem
The weather in the high altitude forests of Yellowstone can be unforgiving on equipment. Third generation Song Meters dutifully performed in all seasons. In fact, the recorders performed so well, researchers concluded that the Song Meter is better at detecting owls than traditional callback survey techniques. The evidence was verified using Kaleidoscope Pro.
Large Scale Urban Bat Ecology Study
Using Song Meter SM4BAT recorders and Kaleidoscope Pro Analysis software, citizen scientists and staff from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles recorded and identified twelve species of bats at nearly 200 sites in L.A. county.
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Engage, Discover and Collaborate
Made for Apple iOS and Android devices, Echo Meter Touch 2 is the hand-held bat detector of choice for professionals. It's also a remarkably easy-to-use tool for citizen scientists, volunteers and students. Echo Meter Touch 2 lets you listen to, record and identify bats in real-time. Share recordings and learn about bats species – all from within the app.
You can take the learning even further with Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software. In the classroom, Kaleidoscope Pro lets you view bat calls in detail, identify species, and collaborate with other teachers and students.
Citizen Science in London
Faced with a shortage of personnel, a consultancy created a unique citizen science project employing a group of citizen scientists equipped with Echo Meter Touch bat detectors and succeeded in collecting a robust data set.
Living Options Devon
Echo Meter Touch's real-time playback and four color spectrogram makes it an excellent example of inclusive technology. Hearing enabled and hearing impaired can both discover the remarkable world of bats.
Texas Pollinator PowWow Bat Education
A bioblitz, involves scientists, naturalists and volunteers attempting to record all living species within a specified area, usually within 24 hours. Echo Meter Touch was used to lead nearly 300 bat walk participants in a spring time, guided night hike while acoustically identifying bats.
Florida Bonneted Bat Research
Volunteers use the Echo Meter Touch to actively gather Florida Bonneted Bat roost call data and deliver the data to the team for analysis using Kaleidoscope Pro software.
Training 1st through 6th graders to become bioacousticians
During summer bat walks, Echo Meter Touch served as a bat exploration and collaborative teaching tool for the aspiring student bioacousticians of Étoile filante. In this highly creative pilot program, students used Echo Meter Touch and Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software to understand the concepts of biophony, geophony and anthrophony.
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Learn More About Wildlife Acoustics Products:
- Song Meter SM4 Acoustic Recorder
- Song Meter SM4BAT Ultrasonic Recorder
- Echo Meter Touch 2 PRO Handheld Bat Detector
- Kaleidoscope Pro Analysis Software
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