Weights from 0.3g:
Although more robust tags will be heavier, the starting weight can be as light as 0.3 g, suitable for warblers and hirundines.
Simply remove from a specially designed dark bag, and after 20 minutes of exposure to light the tags will start working. Couldn’t be easier. This avoids problems with setting clocks or not starting the tags,
No external connectors:
As there is no need to connect tags to start them, fLight tags are completely sealed, improving waterproofing and meaning that no external pins can damage eggs or legs.
Blue light is the first light in the morning and the last in the evening, more clearly defining the beginning and end of the day, crucial to geolocation analysis.
Remove the connection protector, plug in to our interface and follow simple instructions to get the data from the tag.
Data suitable for freely available analysis suites:
A recurring concern with automatically calculated locations from geolocators, is “what methods and what assumptions”. Therefore the output (date stamp and light level) is designed to be compatible with freely available software, including the R-package routines, so that you can choose to analyse the data with whichever level of sophistication you require. No black boxes.