Real-Time Tracking Devices

With our Real-Time Tracking Devices, we can remotely observe relatively fine-scale movement, or migratory patterns, in free-ranging wild animals. To do that, we use Global Position System (GPS) and optimal environmental sensors or automated data retrieval technologies.

With this Tracking Devices we are able to record and store location data at a predetermined interval. This info is stored in our database. This allows us to track the animal’s location in near real-time. We can also analyze it later.

This equipment allows us to do an in-depth study of the animal behavior and migration, providing the possibility to preserve their habitats, making the humans/animals coexistence possible, as also healthy and well-balanced.

Real-Time Tracking Devices

The application of satellite tracking techniques in bird telemetry, through individual tagging with transmitters equipped with GPS/GSM technology, provides a viable monitoring method and allows to obtain a significant volume of data in a relatively short period of time, with generally reduced associated errors. This method allows saving many hours of field observation, when compared with traditional sampling methods.

Bioinsight perform this kind of projects since 2007, which are developed in cooperation with specialized entities. The establishment of partnerships includes both working with specialists in the transmitter technology area and also in the capture and tagging of wild birds in the field. Technicians fully accredited by national authorities accomplish these field works.

Transmitters are usually attached on the birds via backpack harness, a technique that allows to not disrupt the normal movements of the marked individual. Also, this tagging methods through external transmitters are designed to enable the equipment to detach itself after a while, freeing the bird.

These GPS tracking devices allow us to collect data which wouldn’t be possible in any other way. Depending on the study main objectives and the transmitter characteristics, data resulting from satellite telemetry provides regular information about the geographic locations of birds, allowing to study ecological parameters such as territory size, home range of the individuals and spatial distribution. For migratory species satellite tracking also allows to collect data on parameters of migration behaviours, altitude, flight direction and velocity. To determine an individual’s home range and/or core area, several spatial analysis methodologies in GIS (Geographic Information System) are available.