AnaBat: Bat detector - passive monitoring
The AnaBat™ SD2 Bat Detector is the industry standard for use in passive monitoring applications because of its power and data sample rate efficiencies. Passive monitoring involves using the bat detector in a fixed location as a data logger, to record bat calls without human interaction. It could be used for one night, a week, month or years, depending on the power source used.
Passive monitoring is ideal for:
- Temporal emphasis ie.when do bats use a small sampled space
- Longer term sampling copes with high temporal variability of bat activity
- Multiple sites can be sampled to compare habitats
- Rare species
- Hard-to-detect species
- Hard-to-identify species
- Potentially massive sampling effort, help enhances probability of detecting
- Low labour costs for sampling effort
- Can be used as an adjunct to active monitoring – covers whole night
- Environmental impact assessments
Devices required for passive monitoring:
- AnaBat™ SD2 bat detector
- Microphone: a microphone can be removed from the AnaBat™ SD2 and mounted separately using an extension cable. You are able to choose between microphones at the time of purchase.
- CF card: up to 4 GB cards may be used
- Power options: the detector can be run via 4 x AA rechargeable batteries (lasting approximately 2 - 3 nights), external 12 volt battery, and/or a solar panel/regulator for longer recording periods.