Wildlife monitoring is often a pre cursor to developing an effective wildlife strategy.  You may require a large number of different types of wildlife monitoring cameras placed strategically to achieve your goal.  You might need to consider things like black flash, white flash, red glow flash, trigger speed, trigger distance, image quality, battery life expectancy, operating conditions, camera size, build quality etc.  This section is for you.

Since the invent of modern monocular we have been finding new ways to use them in the monitoring of wildlife.  A good IR monocular is cost effective and can provide better results than its more expensive competitor the thermal monocular.  Given the right conditions the IR monocular will result in a better image with more definition.  I would argue that a thermal monocular is complimentary to an IR monocular as they produce two different types of images.  The IR monocular gives an image of the target that has been made possible by utilising a black light torch.  Some IR monocular models can be optioned to have onboard recording of photos and videos.

Thermal monocular allows you to see heat differences.  In general, the more detail that you require from your thermal image the expensive the thermal monocular will be.  A thermal monocular is ideal for scanning an area day or night.  It will allow you to quickly and easily to know if there is anything alive in the thermal monocular field of view.   Some Thermal monocular models can also be optioned to have onboard recording of photos and videos.

You may have a simple desire to know what is creeping around your back fence.  This section is for you.

  • Black flash is an invisible flash technology that is used to take photos of targets without them being alerted to it.  Black flash is full covert technology and will result in black and white photos at night.
  • White glow flash will produce a brilliant white light that will result in a vivid colour photo at night.  The white flash technology is not covert and often can cause an animal to change its behaviour at night.
  • Red glow flash will produce a dull red glow flash at night.  It is less likely to cause a change in an animal’s regular behaviour and will result in a black and white night photo.  The modern red glow flash can be very difficult to see unlike its predecessors.