First off, what a great community this is! I only recently found out about it, and it seems like a game changer, especially for early career folk like me.
I was wondering, has anyone had experience with the Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter Micro?
I've used AudioMoth, but currently they're still unavailable, and I'm in need of some more sensors for an upcoming season in the Amazon. The main aspects I'm curious about are durability and sound quality (self-noise, SNR etc). I've read the spec sheet, but some advice from a user would be more helpful. On the durability front, I notice that this is the only SM model that comes with a recommendation to use silica gel packets for each deployment, which concerns me slightly...
The Song Meter Mini is obviously fantastic, but a) $$$ and b) it's also out of stock. Particularly, if anyone has been able to compare the Micro with other ARUs, that would be valuable info.
Any help/advice much appreciated!