• Avian

PinPoint GPS Argos Solar for birds

  • Product Type Icon Tag

Extend the life of your PinPoint tags using the sun’s energy

Our PinPoint range of GPS tags can be made to last longer by using solar housing. Lightweight casing gives a starting weight under 7 g. We have considered the aerodynamics of the tag, while still providing a large surface area for the solar panels. There are a variety of designs to improve the exposure of the solar panels to the sun, including transparent domes or feather grooves, which maintain the streamlined format, and provide harness attachment points.

The performance of the tag will depend on many factors, and we are able to estimate how many locations are possible given the knowledge you have of the species. Please ask one of our Telemetry Specialists to get a study-specific estimate of the optimal schedule.


  • Programmable VHF Beacon
  • Mortality Sensing
  • Various customisable design options to reduce feather coverage
  • Automatically collect data in Movebank
  • Product Features

    Amazing Functionality for such a Small Size
    Starting under 7 g, not only can these tags log accurate GPS locations, they can also transmit those locations to Argos satellites around the world, so you don’t need to know where your animal is going, it will tell you.

    User-friendly Scheduler
    Scheduling tags is both easy and has great flexibility to get the locations exactly when you want

    Convenient Data Processing
    Download the data from the ARGOS web platform and convert into spreadsheets or GoogleEarth files.

    Extended life with streamlined tags
    Optimised casing to maximise exposure of the solar panels while keeping the tag streamlined to reduce drag.

  • Product Applications

    Pinpoint GPS Argos Solar tags work well for determining habitat selection, home range movements, and/or multi-year migration patterns. Ideal for species who spend sufficient time in the sun, the solar tag permits long-term tracking while minimizing weight.

    The addition of the programmable VHF beacon allows you or supplement your location data, or track the tag after a predation event.

  • Product Specifications


    Model PinPoint Argos
    Solar – S
    PinPoint Argos
    Solar – M
    PinPoint Argos
    Solar – L
    Weight [1] ~6.6g ~11g ~16g
    Estimated number of locations Contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists for estimates.
    Dependent on insolation and GPS acquisition time
    Base dimensions (mm) 40 x 18 60 x 22 80 x 25
    Height dimensions From 11mm – Tag body height & dome shape customised to order
    Rechargeable Solar panel recharging
    Operating temperature -5°C to +35°C
    Antenna 5cm GPS antenna
    23 cm Argos antenna
    Waterproofing Waterproof design, though not suitable for diving species
    Programmable VHF Beacon optional
    Mortality Sensing optional
    Warranty 6 months or 80% of the scheduled life,

    whichever is shorter

    1. Dependent on case design and antennas.  Please ask one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists for further information.

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