It is lightweight and comfortable to hold and the menu is easy to navigate and feels very intuitive, further aided by brief explanatory text to explain the options.
A feature I found particularly satisfying is the auto tune heterodyne mode which means that the detector automatically tunes in to the peak frequency of any bat calls picked up by the detector. Whichever mode you are in the peak frequency is automatically displayed on the screen, enabling you to instantly identify species such as pipistrelles that can be readily identified by the sound and the peak frequency of their calls.
Another nice feature is the two “Bat Counter” buttons (IN and OUT), enabling you to keep a tally of bats entering and exiting a roost during roost counts. Every in and out button press is written to a .csv spreadsheet, along with the date, time and location of each button press.
An unexpected additional feature (tucked away in the “Other” menu) is the classic and very retro computer game “Snake”, no doubt provided to keep you entertained during downtime such as waiting for rain to clear. Just try not to get too addicted and use up valuable battery life!
Review by P Briggs /
(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Lightweight and handy, the Anabat Scout is an integrated detector which is both configurable for "active" use to monitor roosts using the count buttons (out & in); or more autonomous for "passive" use over several hours or an entire night. For the active, the heterodyne sound is clear and the peak frequency display is useful. SD card recordings can be listened to later on x10 time expansion using the computer. The GPS coordinates associated with each recording and the possibility of recording a voice note are a real bonus.
Review by G Marchais /
(Posted on 7/20/2020)
The Anabat Scout Active Bat Detector was easy to set up and use. It was really interesting to get immediate feedback from the instrument as you walked about. Great way to demonstrate to a group. Titley Scientific were fantastic to deal with, answered questions about the product and were able to accommodate our request, even through the COVID 19 pandemic!
Review by CT Landcare /
(Posted on 5/21/2020)