I do a lot of backpacking and want to start recording the wildlife I hear during the night. I thought a small portable sound recorder might do the job. The idea is to place the recorder a distance from my camp before I go to bed, let it run all night, and stop it when I wake up. When I get home, I can then transfer the recording to my computer, portable music device, share with friends, etc.
The features I need are:
- very lightweight
- long recording time: 8 hours
- digital file format: non-Microsoft
- quality sound considering the device size
- easy on the budget: ~$100
Thanks a lot for any recommendations you can provide!