NABat GUANO Fields

Required and optional NABat metadata fields and accepted formats and values for acoustic surveys are provided below.

 

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Required NABat Metadata Fields for Stationary Acoustic Surveys

NABat|Activation start time *

NABat|Activation end time *

NABat|Software type*

NABat|Species List

NABat|Grid Cell GRTS ID **

NABat|Latitude **

NABat|Longitude **

NABat|Site Name

 * * Either GRID Cell GRTS ID OR Latitude/Longitude are required. If Latitude/Longitude are provided and GRTS Cell is unspecified, NABat will auto-assign the appropriate cell.

 

Optional NABat Metadata Fields for Stationary Acoustic Surveys

NABat|Detector type *

NABat|Detector Serial Number

NABat|Microphone type

NABat|Microphone Serial Number

NABat|Microphone orientation *

NABat|Microphone height

NABat|Distance to clutter

NABat|Type of clutter *

NABat|Distance to water

NABat|Water type

NABat|Percent clutter

NABat|Habitat type *

NABat|Land unit code

NABat|Contact information

NABat|Weatherproofing *

NABat|Unusual occurences

NABat|Nightly Low Temperature

NABat|Nightly High Temperature

NABat|Nightly Low Relative Humidity

NABat|Nightly High Relative Humidity

NABat|Nightly Low Weather Event

NABat|Nightly High Weather Event

NABat|Nightly Low Wind Speed

NABat|Nightly High Wind Speed

NABat|Nightly Low Cloud Cover

NABat|Nightly High Cloud Cover

  * These fields require specific formatting/values and the NABat system will produce errors for unrecognized values. Accepted values for each field are provided below.

Accepted NABat Metadata Formats/Values for Stationary Acoustic Surveys

NABat|Activation start time:

YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS (e.g. 20190813T193000)

NABat|Activation end time:

YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS (e.g. 20190815T063000)

NABat|Detector type:

BINARY ACOUSTIC AR125 | BINARY ACOUSTIC AR125-FG | BINARY ACOUSTIC AR180 | BINARY ACOUSTIC AcroBat | BINARY ACOUSTIC iFR-IV | BINARY ACOUSTIC iFR-V | PETTERSSON D1000x | PETTERSSON D240x | PETTERSSON D500x | PETTERSSON M500 | TITLEY AnaBat Express | TITLEY AnaBat SD1 | TITLEY AnaBat SD2 | TITLEY AnaBat Swift | TITLEY AnaBat Walkabout | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM-Touch | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM-Touch2 | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM-TouchPRO | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM3/EM3+ | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM MICRO | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM2 | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM2Bat+ | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM2Bat-192 | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM3Bat | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM4BAT | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM4BAT-FS | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM4BAT-ZC | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SMMINI-BAT | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SMZC

NABat|Microphone type:

Pettersson D500x | Pettersson M500 | TITLEY AnaBat Swift | Wildlife Acoustics SM3-U1 | Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U1 | Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U2 | Wildlife Acoustics SMX-U1 | Wildlife Acoustics SMX-US | Wildlife Acoustics SMX-UT | generic Directional | generic Extended Mic | generic Hi-Mic | generic Internal | generic Omni-directional | generic Regular

NABat|Microphone orientation:

e | n | ne | nw | s | se | sw | w

NABat|Type of clutter:

Building | Other | Rock | Vegetation | Water

NABat|Habitat type:

agriculture | barren land | forest-conifer | forest-deciduous | forested wetland | grassland | shrubland | urban | water | wetland

NABat|Weatherproofing:

TRUE | FALSE

NABat|Software Type

AnaLook | Anabat Insight 2.x | AnalookW | BCID 2.5c | BCID 2.7d | BCID 2.8b | Bioacoustics 0.2.5 | EchoClass 3.1 | Kaleidoscope 3.x | Kaleidoscope 4.0.0 | Kaleidoscope 4.3.x | Kaleidoscope 4.5.0 | Kaleidoscope 4.5.4 | Kaleidoscope 4.5.5 | Kaleidoscope 4.5.x | Kaleidoscope 4.x | Kaleidoscope 5.0.x | Kaleidoscope 5.1.x | Kaleidoscope 5.2.x | Kaleidoscope 5.3.x | Kaleidoscope x | No Auto ID | Sonobat 3.x | Sonobat 4.2 | Sonobat 4.x | Sonobat x

Required NABat Metadata Fields for Mobile Transect Surveys

NABat|Activation start time *

NABat|Activation end time *

NABat|Software type*

NABat|Species List

NABat|Grid Cell GRTS ID **

NABat|Latitude **

NABat|Longitude **

NABat|Site Name

 * * Either GRID Cell GRTS ID OR Latitude/Longitude are required if no spatial object for the route is provided. If Lat/Long are provided and GRTS Cell is unspecified, NABat will auto-assign the appropriate cell. The SonoBat metadata form will automatically extract Lat/Long from files that contain embedded X,Y locations. Guidance on manually adding X,Y locations downloaded from an external GPS unit is provided here.

 

Optional NABat Metadata Fields for Mobile Transect Surveys

NABat|Detector type *

NABat|Detector Serial Number

NABat|Microphone type *

NABat|Microphone Serial Number

NABat|Microphone Placement 

NABat|Habitat type *

NABat|Contact information

NABat|Comments

NABat|Unusual occurences

NABat|Nightly Low Temperature

NABat|Nightly High Temperature

NABat|Nightly Low Relative Humidity

NABat|Nightly High Relative Humidity 

NABat|Nightly Low Weather Event

NABat|Nightly High Weather Event

NABat|Nightly Low Wind Speed

NABat|Nightly High Wind Speed

NABat|Nightly Low Cloud Cover

NABat|Nightly High Cloud Cover

  * These fields require specific formatting/values and the NABat system will produce errors for unrecognized values. Accepted values for each field are provided below.

Accepted NABat Metadata Formats/Values for Mobile Transect Surveys

NABat|Activation start time:

YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS (e.g. 20190813T193000)

NABat|Activation end time:

YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS (e.g. 20190815T063000)

NABat|Detector type:

BINARY ACOUSTIC AR125 | BINARY ACOUSTIC AR125-FG | BINARY ACOUSTIC AR180 | BINARY ACOUSTIC AcroBat | BINARY ACOUSTIC iFR-IV | BINARY ACOUSTIC iFR-V | PETTERSSON D1000x | PETTERSSON D240x | PETTERSSON D500x | PETTERSSON M500 | TITLEY AnaBat Express | TITLEY AnaBat SD1 | TITLEY AnaBat SD2 | TITLEY AnaBat Swift | TITLEY AnaBat Walkabout | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM-Touch | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM-Touch2 | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM-TouchPRO | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS EM3/EM3+ | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM MICRO | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM2 | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM2Bat+ | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM2Bat-192 | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM3Bat | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM4BAT | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM4BAT-FS | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SM4BAT-ZC | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SMMINI-BAT | WILDLIFE ACOUSTICS SMZC

NABat|Microphone type:

Pettersson D500x | Pettersson M500 | TITLEY AnaBat Swift | Wildlife Acoustics SM3-U1 | Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U1 | Wildlife Acoustics SMM-U2 | Wildlife Acoustics SMX-U1 | Wildlife Acoustics SMX-US | Wildlife Acoustics SMX-UT | generic Directional | generic Extended Mic | generic Hi-Mic | generic Internal | generic Omni-directional | generic Regular

NABat|Software Type

AnaLook | Anabat Insight 2.x | AnalookW | BCID 2.5c | BCID 2.7d | BCID 2.8b | Bioacoustics 0.2.5 | EchoClass 3.1 | Kaleidoscope 3.x | Kaleidoscope 4.0.0 | Kaleidoscope 4.3.x | Kaleidoscope 4.5.0 | Kaleidoscope 4.5.4 | Kaleidoscope 4.5.5 | Kaleidoscope 4.5.x | Kaleidoscope 4.x | Kaleidoscope 5.0.x | Kaleidoscope 5.1.x | Kaleidoscope 5.2.x | Kaleidoscope 5.3.x | Kaleidoscope x | No Auto ID | Sonobat 3.x | Sonobat 4.2 | Sonobat 4.x | Sonobat x