Submitted by Jel on Tue, 27/04/2021 - 19:48

I am the proud new owner of an Echo Meter Touch 2 bat detector and have 'collected' many recordings over the last couple of weeks from my garden and around the village. The app has an in-built auto-id function which is useful but not 100% reliable of course. I have been getting many recording of common and soprano pipistrelles and also infrequent recordings of other species according to the auto-id - brown long-eared, noctule (both known to be in the village) and also Lesser Noctule (Leisners),Natterer's, whiiskered and daubenton's. The spectrograms are very different form the more common bat species, but I know spectrograms are not definitive id verification. Can I submit EMT2 recordings to Naturespot rather than just a screenshot of the spectrogram? 



Submitted by AJ Cann on Thu, 29/04/2021 - 09:07


Thanks for asking, we checked with the County Recorder for Bats and have now updated our recording advice for bat species. In some cases a screenshot of sonogram images may be sufficient ID for verification and these should be submitted with the record. We haven't got the technology to receive sound recordings with the record submission but the verifier will ask for this additional evidence by email if this is required.