Hi, I'm wondering about the recording range of Audiomoth? I'm recording bats, hoping to detect feeding buzzes, and realistically, how far away could a bat be from the recorder in order for me to record it? This will also inform me on where to position the Audiomoth to ensure that I cover the desired habitat with the recorder. Thanks.
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Thanks for the message. There is a nice forum post and figure here which you might find useful.
Oh, never mind, I've found the contacts on the main page.
I can't offer much help if you're already familiar with recording bats on other detectors and are just wanting to know specifically about the AudioMoth, as I haven't experimented with recording bats with it yet. I can tell you that it is generally really difficult to determine how close a bat must be to a bat detector to get a good recording. Many variables influence detection range including the direction the bat is facing in relation to the mic, weather conditions, and the frequency niche of the species. My experience with feeding buzzes (in western Canada) is that they are typically much weaker than search phase pulses - amplitude basically trails off. For the best results, you'll want to get the AudioMoth as close to productive foraging areas as possible. Good luck with your project.