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Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidance

 

Automated Acoustic Bat ID Software Programs

Service-Approved Programs

The following candidate programs are available for use in 2013.  The Service is working with USGS to test these programs for use in 2014 and beyond.  Programs that pass the Service’s standardized test/validation process will be listed here.  Bat surveyors should bookmark this site and check it regularly to ensure that you are using the most current version of each program.

 

Software developers that wish to have their program evaluated by the Service should contact Andy King at andrew_king@fws.gov.

 

Candidate Programs

 

BCID Program (Ryan Allen, Bat Call Identification, Inc.)

According to www.batcallid.com, “BCID East is a powerful application that allows users to automate the identification process of bats in the Midwest and North Eastern United States.” This program is currently available for purchase from the batcallid website listed above and a limited-use, free version may be available to academic and government users by contacting Mr. Allen at mrallens@batcallid.com.

 

 

EchoClass (Eric Britzke, ERDC)

The Service funded Dr. Eric Britzke with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi to develop an automated acoustic bat identification software program suitable throughout the range of the Indiana bat.  Version 1.1 is no longer available.  Surveyors should now use Version 2.0, which is  publicly available for use (free of charge) and may be downloaded from the links below.

 

Please read the instructions provided below and then download the appropriate version (32 or 64 bit) for the operating system on your computer and the appropriate file (i.e., with or without the MCRinstaller). Please contact Dr. Britzke at Eric.R.Britzke@usace.army.mil if you have any technical questions.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE ECHOCLASS ACOUSTIC ID PROGRAM - Version 2.0 (7-page PDF)

 

32 Bit Version

 

EchoClass exe file only - version 2.0 (1.7MB zip file) released 15 May 2013
EchoClass exe file and MCRinstaller - version 2.0 (398MB zip file) released 15 May 2013 - - Because of the size of this file, it may be faster to download after 5:00 pm or on weekends.

 

64 Bit Version

EchoClass exe file only- version 2.0 (1.7MB zip file) released 15 May 2013
EchoClass exe file and MCRinstaller - version 2.0 (414MB zip file) released 15 May 2013 - - Because of the size of this file, it may be faster to download after 5:00 pm or on weekends.

 

 

Kaleidoscope® Pro (Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.)

According to Wildlife Acoustics, “Kaleidoscope Pro sets new standards for bat auto ID software and is one of fastest, easiest-to-use, and most flexible bat auto ID applications available.”  It is capable of working from full-spectrum, zero-crossing, or time expansion recordings.  Kaleidoscope is available for both a free two-week trial period and/or purchase.  Visit the WA website at  http://www.wildlifeacoustics.com/products/kaleidoscope-software

 

 

SonoBat™ (Joe Szewczak)

More information regarding the use of SonoBat in conjunction with the 2013 survey guidelines is forthcoming.

 


 

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Last updated: April 1, 2014