The Anabat Scout
The low-cost hand-held recorder that's easy to use
HET, Auto-HET, FD, with full spectrum recording
Call me on 0333 9000 927 for a chat
The Anabat Scout has my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee & extra year's warranty

Hi there,

What can I say about the Anabat Scout?

If you're looking for an affordable hand-held recorder, this is the one to get unless you'd rather have a more pocketable unit to attach to your smartphone or tablet (EM Touch).

For a hand-held unit with pretty much everything you could want (except sonogram display and auto-ID), the Scout is hard to beat. If you'd like a sonogram display and auto-ID, then maybe the Echo Meter Touch would be a better option.

I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase so call me on 0333 9000 927 for advice.

Warm Regards,


Your Anabat Scout comes with my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and my exclusive 3 year warranty for £840 including UK delivery and VAT
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)

The Anabat Scout is an affordable, professional, active, full spectrum bat detector that's very easy to use.

It has high quality full spectrum recording and heterodyne, auto-heterodyne & frequency division audio.

Also featuring in & out bat counter, with automatic time sampling and a built-in GPS for transects.

Uses 2 AA batteries

If you're not sure whether the Anabat Scout is the one for you, just give me a call on 0333 9000 927 and I'll loan you mine so you can see if you like it.

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The Anabat Scout is an affordable, full spectrum bat detector designed specifically for active bat monitoring.

Titley Scientific have developed a bat detector tailored to your active survey needs. The Anabat Scout is an easy-to-use unit that can play heterodyne, auto-heterodyne and frequency division audio through earphones or the built-in speaker. But it's not limited to live listening, you can record full spectrum and zero crossing files to an SD card, with every file geo-tagged. You can even record voice notes to the SD Card.

The Scout's features don't end with acoustics, it also has an in/out bat counter which time stamps and geotags every count. It is robust and ergonomically designed, and comes with a protective carry pouch with belt loop and lanyard. For those on the go, use the Scout in transect mode with the built-in GPS so you can save your track. When you get back to the office, you can analyse and view your files on a map with your track using the free Anabat Insight software.

Titley Scientific knows you like to work in the dark, the small black OLED display isn't distracting, only giving you the crucial information, and can be operated in bright or dim modes. The glow-in-the-dark buttons means that you can find and operate your detector even on the darkest night without your headtorch!


Easy to use and robust
Record in either full spectrum or zero crossing
Listen in heterodyne, auto-heterodyne & frequency division audio
In & out bat counter with automatic time stamping and geotagging
Built-in GPS for transect mode and geotagging
Glow in the dark buttons, easy to find at night
Record voice notes
Includes a protective carry pouch and lanyard
Comes with free version of Anabat Insight software

Weight:    160 grams (5.64 oz) without batteries
Dimensions:    150 x 74 x 38 mm (5.9 x 2.9 x 1.5 in)
Display:    OLED with dim mode
User Interface:    Illuminated tactile keypad
Audio Output:    Built-in Speaker or 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Memory:    SD Card (maximum 512 GB)
Battery Life:    Approx. 10 hours
Power Requirement:    2 x AA batteries (NiMh, Alkaline, Lithium)
Microphone:    Built-in low-noise Knowles omni-directional microphone
Sampling Rate:    320 ksps, 16 bit
Frequency range:     10 - 160 KHz
Audio Modes:    Heterodyne, frequency division, Auto-tune heterodyne (left-right channel mode mixing)
GPS:    Built-in. Includes geo-tagging of bat recordings, memos and bat counter.
Mapping:    GPX track files
Bat Counter:    In/Out bat counter with auto timestamping and geotagging (CSV file output)
File Output:    WAV (Full spectrum) and Anabat sequence files (Zero Crossing)
Metadata:    All metadata stored in GUANO format
Software:    Free to download Anabat Insight call analysis software
Warranty:    2 years (3 years from me)
Your Anabat Scout comes with my 60 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and my exclusive 3 year warranty for £840 including UK delivery and VAT
(non-UK delivery will be charged at cost after purchase and if you have an EU VAT number or are outside the EU, we can supply without VAT)
Anabat Insight Tutorial Videos
Anabat Insight Getting Started Tutorial Video
Anabat Insight File Navigation Tutorial Video
Triggers and Smoothness Tutorial Video
Anabat Insight Mapping Tutorial Video
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Comment from a client:

"My bat detector microphone failed during a dawn survey and knew that I had a group of dusk surveys starting in two days time. I was not in a good place as I did not have a spare, but my equipment was less than a year old.

After my survey I contacted Martin by email and he called me back on the same day, a few hours later, after a quick nap. He told me he did not have a part in stock, but had already contacted the supplier on my behalf.

The next day I received a replacement part, free of charge and express delivered from Switzerland. I thought it was amazing, and could not believe it was resolved so quickly.

Due to Martin's exceptional service I was good to go with the surveys, and I really would like to thank Martin and Wildlife Countryside Services for making the dusk surveys happen." 

David Kent

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