GPS for Willow Ptarmigan

Ultra Lightweight GPS for Willow Ptarmigan

Only 15.8 grams of weight!

For certain bird species, ultra lightweight GPS necklace can be built to your specifications. For example, we recently built a unique order for Willow Ptarmigan in Norway. The necklace was made of nylon tread covered by a flexible plastic tube. When mounted on a bird, the length of the nylon tread was adjustable. The final weight of this product was 15.8 grams.

GPS for Willow Ptarmigan-How it works

This product consists of 2 components. The FLR V GPS unit on the animal and the FLR V base station. GPS: User programmable both prior to deployment and during deployment. User sets GPS position schedule and Smart GPS settings. Smart GPS allows you to control whether or not a GPS position will be attempted if the subject animal has not been active since the previous GPS position attempt. This feature may be enabled or disabled and you control the activity parameters that determine if the feature forces the GPS position to be skipped or not. Base station: Automatically collects data from the GPS units. No human interaction required. Leave in the field and data will be collected from all GPS units that come within range. Alternatively you can travel with the base station to the animals’ locations and when within range GPS data are automatically transferred to the base station. Base station is waterproof, has a battery life of 5 days on a charge and you can drive a truck over it and it will still work. We know because we did it! Built for extreme conditions. Export data to your GIS program in any of the following formats: Lat/Long, UTM, KML, .dbf, .shp or .shx. Can be configured as glue on, backpack, tail mount, collar, pod, patagial tag, ear tag, necklace or implant.

Standard Features

  • GPS data download remotely and automatically to base station
  • Smart GPS for more relevant data and longer battery life
  • Change your GPS schedule remotely
  • GPS additional time increases precision of GPS positions
  • On/off switch
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Activity data logged
  • VHF transmitter
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