From conducting bat species inventory and presence/absence surveys to detecting endangered species and monitoring habitat health, the Song Meter Mini Bat recorder detects and captures quality ultrasonic vocalisations at a breakthrough price.
Comparable recording quality to the industry standard Song Meter SM4BAT
Records in Full Spectrum and/or Zero Crossing
Lightweight, at just 0.64 lb/290 g (including batteries)
The smallest ultrasonic bat recorder available, at just 4.9" x 5.3" x 1.4" (123 mm x 134 mm x 36 mm)
Weatherproof design suitable for any environment
Low-noise microphone detects and captures more bat recordings
Advanced triggering records only when bats are present
Optional noise scrubber automatically deletes false triggers that do not contain bat vocalizations
Change settings and schedule wirelessly via Bluetooth on your mobile device
Automatically sends recorder status to the app via Bluetooth
Uses your mobile device to set date, time, time zone and location
Optional microphone attachment allows you to also record birds, frogs and other vocal wildlife
Record up to 25 ten-hour nights with 4 AA batteries (or 125 ten-hour nights with 6 lithium-ion batteries in optional lid)
Compatible with Kaleidoscope Pro software to quickly review recordings and automatically suggest bat species in North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Neotropics.
Affordably priced, including one built-in ultrasonic microphone
ACCESSORIES - see below
Acoustic Microphone Stub for Mini Family
Add to Song Meter Mini Bat to record bird and land animals when not recording bats.
Song Meter Mini Security Bracket
Steel, lockable security bracket for Song Meter Mini family of recorders
Lithium-ion battery lid for Song Meter Mini and Mini Bat
Batteries not included. Fits 2, 4 or 6 lithium-ion protected 18650 cells with 68-69mm overall length.
Lithium-ion 18650 batteries (one pair) for MINI family recorders with Lithium Lid
Special shipping and handling fees may apply. No returns due to regulations on shipment of Li-Ion batteries.
Lithium-ion Battery Charger
Lithium-ion Battery Charger for Mini family recorders with Lithium Lid.
One pair. Includes clips
Ultrasonic Calibrator for Ultrasonic Microphones
The Mini Configurator app will work with most smartphones or tablets that run either iOS 12 or later, or Android 8.0 or later. The one major exception we've found is Android devices produced by Huawei, which do not use the same Bluetooth implementation as other major Android manufacturers.
Single channel 16-bit PCM .wav files and/or zero-crossing
1 built-in waterproof ultrasonic microphone
optional second acoustic microphone for recording birds, frogs and other wildlife
NOTE: The Song Meter Mini Bat can be programmed to record ultrasonic activity at some times and non-ultrasonic acoustic activity at other times during the same deployment, but not simultaneously.
Ultrasonic: 192kHz, 256kHz, 384kHz, and 500kHz
Acoustic (with optional acoustic microphone): 8kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
NOTE: Specifications for acoustic recording is identical to the Song Meter Mini model.
4 AA Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries
2, 4 or 6 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries using optional lithium lid accessory
4 AA Alkaline: up to 25 ten-hour nights
6 18650 Li-ion batteries: up to 125 ten-hour nights
NOTE: Run times can vary depending on the characteristics of specific brands and models of flash cards, the kind and quality of batteries used, temperature and configuration. We recommend SanDisk brand SDHC/SDXC cards.
1 SDHC/SDXC flash card slots (Class 4 or greater)*
Supports up to 1TB SDXC cards (will support 2TB SDXC if/when available)
*We recommend using SanDisk SDHC/SDXC cards. You can buy them from our store.
Height: 4.9" / 123 mm
Width: 5.3" / 134 mm
Depth: 1.4" / 36 mm
Without batteries: 0.42 lb / 190g
With 4 AA batteries: 0.64 lb / 290g
Enclosure Environmental Protection
-4°F to +185°F or -20°C to 85°C
2 years - 3 years if bought from me!