Depends how serious you are to spend significant dollars for something that may only produce bird calls - that said I'd prefer a parabolic opposed to a shotgun mic since its semi directional & able to gather more sound.
"Always keep your mind and heart open..." - Henry Fonda
The big question is what do you want to capture? So in an ideal scenario, what is the evidence you wish to capture? A howl? A scream? So assuming that you have the audio evidence you wanted - how do you show that it is a. genuine b. from bigfoot c. not from another source Sadly, I think that although useful when combined with other evidence, audio evidence is the least persuasive of any of the evidence that BF researchers can gather in the field. With that said, they make GREAT toys to listen to your kids Richard
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Exactly! Look up the 'Chehalis Vocalization' at the Sasquatch-bc.com website. This vocalization was debunked by myself and Thomas Steenburg. It turned out to be coyotes. We saw them making this noise. In the years that followed we have found that the majority of eerie sounds put forward as Sasquatch calls, were canine based! ( And yes....there were many who decried this by saying that it was coyotes impersonating a Sasquatch call! )
"We should not allow possibilities to become assumptions!": John Green