We provide a series of standardized protocols that describe how the BU collects, analyzes, manages, and reports acoustic data. These protocols are regularly updated and are freely available for download.
Autonomous Recording Unit Deployment Protocol SM2, SM3, and SM4 Models of Song Meters
This protocol outlines step-by-step instructions for deploying SM2, SM3, and SM4 Autonomous Recording Units in forested, grassland, and wetland areas.
SM3 Maintenance Protocol
This protocol provides best practices for maintaining your SM3 Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) used for remote monitoring. The protocol also provides a checklist for inspection.
SM2 Maintenance Protocol
This protocol provides best practices for maintaining your SM2 Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) used for remote monitoring. The protocol also provides a checklist for inspection.
This protocol provides details on all aspects of the use of Song Meter brand ARUs, from programming to field deployment and data storage.
ARU Deployment Datasheet
Datasheet to be filled out when ARUs are deployed in the field.
ARU Pickup Datasheet
Datasheet to be filled out when ARUs are retrieved from the field at the end of the field season or study duration.
A zip file containing instructions on programming and setting an ARU to record.
Single-Species Recognizer Package
Here is a complete list of the 18 single-species recognizers offered by the Bioacoustic Unit.
Acoustic Recording Analysis Protocol
This protocol describes how the Bioacoustic Unit processes acoustic data into tabular data, manages acoustic data, and enters data into a database.
This protocol provides information on running the 18 automatic recognizer files for processing ARU recordings.
Single Species Recognizer Files
This is a zip file containing 18 automatic single species recognizer files for processing ARU recordings. See Recognizer Protocol for information on how to use the automatic recognizers.
Acoustic Recording Analysis
This protocol describes how the BU processes acoustic data into tabular data, how to manage acoustic data, and how to enter the data into a database.