Tracking Birds

North Star’s Bird Borne PTTs (PTT stands for “Platform Transmitter Terminal”) offer long operational life, high location accuracy, programmable duty cycles with multiple seasons, integrated sensors, and package sizes ranging from 9.5-110 grams. GPS PTTs are available from 22 grams on up, in solar and primary battery models. Conventional VHF transmitters can be incorporated into the package, if desired.

Sensors included in all North Star PTTs include temperature, activity, battery voltage and duty cycle season. GPS PTTs can provide heading , altitude, and speed. New GSM units for birds operate via cellular networks and provide 2-way capabilities for the first time ever from the back of a bird. North Star can deliver the PTTs and GSM devices as backpacks (typical configuration), leg mounts (for species such as cranes), neck mounts (for species such as swans), or patagial mounts. North Start also offers GPS loggers for birds with an integrated VHF transmitter beacon to aid in recovery.

 The PHOENIX—A rebirth of global bird tracking & data monitoring!

The Phoenix is our latest bird-tracking and data-monitoring technology, and it’s the first of its kind worldwide. IT’S A REAL POWERHOUSE DEVICE that rises above the status quo to deliver actionable data to conservation and academic communities alike (LEARN MORE).

Bird PTT Order Form      Bird PTT Marketing Sheet

Customer Instructions for a Successful Deployment

Live Feeds of North Star PTTs to Movebank

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