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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

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  1. J

    Equipment suggestion for recording owls for research

    Yes. Lots of consumer all-in-one recorders have scant detail on mic sensitivity, but Zoom do seem to publish a reasonably detailed specification. The H5 mic is stated to have a sensitivity of -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (which is 5.6234 mV/Pa). If you compare this with most external mics it is...
  2. J

    Equipment suggestion for recording owls for research

    If you are going to be there and operate the recorder, then perhaps you don’t need a passive recorder. An all-in-one would probably suit, but I am not sure of a make and model - they are generally designed for recording music, so may not be very sensitive and able to pick up more distant sounds...
  3. J

    Equipment suggestion for recording owls for research

    I was going to suggest a WildLife Acoustics SM4 or SM Mini, but they will both blow your budget. These are both passive recorders, so designed for research and monitoring. They come in a weather tight housing, that can be secured in place with a cable lock (rather like a trail camera). The...