Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center
Support for this project provided by The McAlister Foundation.
Deep Canyon Boyd Center
Coyote Pond Observation Unit
- Axis 221 day and night camera and outdoor housing
- Small fan
- IR Illuminator
The camera is designed for day and night imagery, and it will enable us to determine visitation times and activity patterns of animals at remote sites. The system is currently deployed at a small water hole near the lab buildings at Boyd Center.
Images from the camera will be saved in an image database system. The camera can detect motion and notify a researcher that an event has occurred by emailing the researcher with the current image attached to the email.
Remote observation of wildlife allows researchers to observe animals without the disturbance of a human presence that can alter the normal behavior of an animal. Another beneficial aspect of remote surveillance systems is the savings of time and travel expenses to remote locations by reducing the need for frequent visits to collect data that can be obtained by remote sensing.
Kevin Browne – UCNRS Information Manager