For certain bird species neckbands are a tried and true method of attaching electronic tracking devices to birds. In years past the vast majority of these neckbands were simple VHF transmitters.
At 7 grams the time has come that for some studies GPS data loggers can be used instead of VHF transmitters. For more information about how these work please click on How it Works and watch the video below.
How it works
We have two different product lines that can be used on GPS neckbands. The FLR V and the 4000E data loggers. The main difference is price, data download method and data download range.
Regardless of which type of GPS data logger you choose, you will set the GPS schedule before you deploy them. Both products allow you to change that schedule remotely after deployment.
The FLR V data logger has an automatic GPS download to a base station that requires no human. But the range is short. The Q4000E is not an automatic data download but the range is longer.
Both can be equipped with VHF transmitters to help locate the study animals in order to obtain the GPS data downloads.