Choosing recording gear

To make wildlife recordings, you’ll need a microphone and a digital recorder. One option is a self-contained system, like those found in smartphones and voice recorders. These are very lightweight and convenient to carry around, but these units have a hard time isolating a signal and producing high-quality recordings. For higher quality recordings, we recommend separate microphones and digital recorders.


Digital audio recorders


And check out our 2019 gear review for some suggestions on some good options for your money.

Need some guidance on putting it all together? This video goes over the key components of a recording system and how they all fit together.