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With BatScope, you can

  • transfer recordings from BatLogger and other devices to a database on your computer.
  • search, filter and sort your database of recordings using a large selection of filtering options.
  • view spectrograms and play your recordings at different speeds.
  • cut recordings into single vocalizations.
  • automatically analyze and classify calls to species.
  • export your data and results to easily share them with other users.
  • directly open recordings in Raven.
  • view GPS records of recordings mapped in Google Earth.

With BatScope 4, you can additionally 

  • play back your recordings in frequency divisionheterodyne or real time mode.
  • use six different classification systems.
  • check your species classifications against recording location and species distribution.
  • define and save custom workflows and filters and exchange them with other users.
  • compare your recordings to reference recordings directly in BatScope.
  • share your verified classifications with the WSL to allow us to improve the software.

System Requirements

  • Mac with macOS 10.10 or newer, PC with Windows 7+
  • 8 GB RAM, 2 GHz dual core CPU 



If you are using BatScope 4 in your work, please cite it as following, including the http-link:

Obrist, M.K., Boesch, R. (2018) BatScope manages acoustic recordings, analyses calls, and classifies bat species automatically. Can. J. Zool.(96): 939-954. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2017-0103.