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Song Meter Mini Bat Recorder

Song Meter Mini Bat Recorder

Big Features. Small Size



An innovative tool for recording bat vocalizations, the Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter Mini Bat gives scientists an ultrasonic recorder specially designed to offer simplicity without sacrificing quality.


From conducting bat species inventory and presence/absence surveys to detecting endangered species and monitoring habitat health, the Song Meter Mini Bat recorder captures quality ultrasonic vocalizations 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 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 (£85) 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 supported geographies)
  • Affordably priced, including one built-in ultrasonic microphone



Acoustic Microphone Stub for Mini Family

Add to Song Meter Mini to enable stereo recording or 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 Lid for MINI family recorders (holds six batteries) - special order

Optional lid to extend deployment times to up to 125 10 hour nights.

Lithium-ion 18650 batteries for MINI family recorders with Lithium Lid

Set of six Wildlife Acoustics 18650 batteries.

Gyrfalcon All-88 8-bay 18650 Lithium-ion Battery Charger

Lithium-ion Battery Charger for Mini family recorders with Lithium Lid.



The Mini Configurator app will work with most smartphones or tablets that have Bluetooth version 4.0 or later and run either iOS 10 or later, or Android 5.0 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.



Recording Format

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.

Sample Rates

  • 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.

Power Options

  • 4 AA Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries
  • 2, 4 or 6 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries using optional lithium lid accessory


4 AA Alkalineup 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 add them when you buy.


4.9" / 123 mm

5.3" / 134 mm

1.4" / 36 mm


Without batteries:
0.42 lb / 190g

With 4 AA batteries:
0.64 lb / 290g

Enclosure Material


Enclosure Environmental Protection

Fully weatherproof

Operating Temperature

-4°F to +185°F or -20°C to 85°C


2 years (3 years if you buy from me!)

    PriceFrom £595.00
    VAT Included
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