Bird tag for migration tracking
Ideal for small birds for long distance tracking based on temperature and light. Developed in co-operation with bird biologists.
- Small and reliable archival bird tag
- Long life and flexible interval setup
- Easy to attach to the bird
- Data linked to Google Earth showing migratory route
- Pressure survival down to 150 meters
Small and reliable archival bird tag
Dimensions are only 19 mm x 8.5 mm and it weighs 2 g in air. Despite the small size of the logger, the DST bird tag has high reliability and long lifetime. Therefore it is suitable for long term behaviour and migration studies of small to large sized birds.
The DST bird tag is designed as an archival tag for migration and geolocation studies of seabirds.
Long life and flexible interval setup
DST bird can store 52,000 measurements in total, split between temperature and light, which means it can store data for 1.5 years when using a 10 minute interval, as an example. It is possible to set the logger to record with multiple intervals, shifting between different intervals during the measuring period. Also it is possible to choose different intervals for light and temperature.
Easy to attach to the bird
This lightweight 2 gram tag has an attachment hole of 2 mm in diameter and a cable tie is supplied with each unit, making it simple to attach to the bird.
Data linked to Google Earth showing migratory route
The data can be imported to other software packages, including the free Patternfinder data analysis software from Star-Oddi, which displays the data in Google Earth. Orange lines on the globe show a migratory route of the bird.
Pressure survival down to 150 meters
The bird can take the tag down to 150 meters, therefore quite applicable to seabirds.
|Sensors||Temperature and light|
|Size (Diameter x Length)||19mm x 8.5mm x 8.5mm|
|Data Resolution||10 bit|
|Light Range||10 - 400 lux|
|Light Resolution||2 lux|
|Light Accuracy||+/-25 lux|
|Temperature Range||0°C to +30°C**|
|Temperature Response Time||Time constant (63%) reached in 18 sec.|
|Pressure Tolerance||150 m|
|Memory Type||Non volatile EEPROM|
|Memory Capacity||52,000 measurements in total*|
|Sampling Interval||User specified in second(s) minute(s),or hour(s)|
|Minimum Measuring Interval||1 second|
|Multiple Intervals Option||Up to 7 different intervals|
|Primary/Secondary Option||Temperature as primary, light as primary|
|Data Retention||25 years|
|Clock||Real time clock. Accuracy +/-1 min/month|
|Communications||Communication Box, wirelss transmission when DST sits in the box. Connection to PC: USB cable.|
|Attachment Hole||2 mm (diameter)|
|Battery Life||18 months***|
* Total memory is divided between the two sensors
**Contact Star-Oddi for usage outside 0-30°C
***For sampling interval of 10 min or greater
Specifications may change without notice