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Bat Detectors


Discover the amazing flying mammals of the night

Rarely seen and often unappreciated there are 18 species of bat recorded in the UK. Bats make up nearly a quarter of all mammal species in the UK.

Find out more about these amazing animals with one of these bat detectors. They can help to identify species by the frequency of calls. The Bat Conservation Trust has a large amount of information available to those wanting to learn more about these fascinating creatures.

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  • Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector for Android
    Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector for Android
    £199.00

    Turn your Android phone or tablet into a state-of-the-art bat detector. (Visit www.echometertouch.com/android for a full list of ANDROID devices and accessories known to work or not work with Echo Meter Touch 2.)
    Listen to and record bat echolocations in real-time and see the echolocations on a spectrogram. Utilizes sophisticated algorithms to identify the two most likely species matches. Also track all of your recordings using your device’s built-in GPS.
    Share your recordings with colleagues and friends by using email or text. Transfer recordings to a computer over Wi-Fi or through a USB cable.

  • Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector for iOS
    Echo Meter Touch 2 Bat Detector for iOS
    £199.00

    Turn your iPhone or iPad into a state-of-the-art bat detector. Listen to and record bat echolocations in real-time and see the echolocations on a spectrogram.
    Utilizes sophisticated algorithms to identify the two most likely species matches, and track all of your recordings using your device’s built-in GPS. The app saves the location of each recording and uses Google Maps to display each identified species along your path.
    Share your recordings with colleagues and friends by using email or text. Transfer recordings to a computer over Wi-Fi or cabled through USB cable.

  • Sale! Franzis Make your own Bat Detector Kit & Manual
    Franzis Make your own Bat Detector Kit & Manual
    £25.00 £20.63

    Soldering iron (for the assembly)
    9 V battery for up to 25 hours observation time

  • ZO10 Clip on Speaker for Ciel Bat Detectors
    ZO10 Clip on Speaker for Ciel Bat Detectors
    £20.01

    External Passive Speaker

Bat detectors are ideal tools for the ecologist or avid wildlife enthusiast. They help to locate bats during the hours of darkness and can help to identity which species are flying.

The most common type of bat detector which most people will use is the heterodyne type bat detector where you scan through the frequencies to find the calls.

What is the study of bats called?

The scientific name for the study of bats is chiropterlogogy. People who study bats are called chiroptologists.

How does a bat detector work?

A bat detector converts the ultra-high frequency sounds given off by bats into sounds we can hear. The detector will display the frequency that the bats are calling at as this helps identify the bat.

Some bat detectors also feature an oscilloscope where the sounds waves are shown visually.

There are 17 resident species of bats in the UK and 1 migrant visitor species.  The resident bats are:

  • alcathoe
  • barbastelle
  • becstein's
  • brandt's
  • brown long-eared
  • common pipistrelle
  • daubenton's
  • greater horseshoe
  • grey long-eared
  • leisler's
  • lesser horseshoe
  • nathusius' pipistrelle
  • natterer's
  • noctule
  • serotine
  • soprno pipistrelle
  • whiskered

The greater mouse-eared bat is an occasional visitor to the UK.

How to use a bat detector for beginners

This video from the Bat Conservation Trust is an ideal introduction to how to use a bat detector.