AudioMoth is a low-cost, open-source acoustic monitoring device used for monitoring wildlife. AudioMoth is not only sensitive to audible sounds but well into ultrasonic frequencies. It records uncompressed audio onto a micro SD card from 8,000 to 384,000 samples per second.
AudioMoth units can be programmed to monitor wildlife populations by recording the calls of specific target species. Furthermore, it can serve as an alert system detecting sounds of human exploitation, such as the blast of a shotgun or the roar of a chainsaw.
Units from LabMaker come with the firmware already installed. Batteries, microSD card and USB cable not included.
• Hill AP, Prince P, Piña Covarrubias E, Doncaster CP, Snaddon JL, and Rogers A (2017). AudioMoth: Evaluation of a smart open acoustic device for monitoring biodiversity and the environment. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.