Best motion-sesor cameras
Reliable motion-sensor, or trail, cameras have become one of the basic, non-invasive, pieces of equipment for understanding wildlife movement and behavior. The Craighead Institute has used them extensively for monitoring highway crossings by animals for our Bozeman Pass and Madison Valley highway projects. We also used them with Wayne McCrory when helping with his studies of grizzly bear movements and use of rub trees in Kakwa Park BC. We used them for our Who's in my Backyard project to help kids figure out what critters were coming around their houses, and we've even used them to investigate who was tearing down the political signs in a friend's front yard.. They are also used to help hunters understand wildlife habits and movements.
We have consistently used RECONYX cameras, but they are fairly expensive for the average person. We were approached by Sally Phillips, a freelance outdoors and travel writer, who teamed up with a small hunting equipment advice site, working with them to develop a complete guide on selecting and using trail cameras. Sally's guide covers the best cameras currently on the market. If you are interested, you can check out the article here: best-trail-cameras.
This may help you decide which one is the best on the market and which one is best for you?
Here are Sally's top 10 trail cameras:
- Browning Strike Force Sub-Micro 10MP Game Camera
- Moultrie A-20 Mini Game Camera
- Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Game Camera STC-G42NG
- Stealth Cam P18 7 Megapixal Compact Scouting Camera with Batteries and SD Card
- Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 12MP Game Camera
- Bushnell 14MP Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Low Glow Game Camera
- TEC.BEAN 12MP 1080P HD Game & Trail Hunting Camera
- Crenvoa Game and Trail Hunting Camera 12MP 1080P HD
- Bushnell 14MP Trophy Cam HD Aggressor
- Bestguarder HD Waterproof IP66 Infrared Night Vision Game & Trail Hunting Scouting Ghost Camera
This in-depth guide rates the good and the bad of the top 10 trail cameras available on the market.
Another resource is Cam-WON!
This website provides an infrastructure for wildlife camera operators to manage their projects. Track where your cameras are in the field, upload wildlife photos and assign them to a geographic location, and assemble the data portrayed in the photos into one spot, making it easy to download for further analysis. Take a look around this website, as you should find all that you need, but don't hesitate to contact them if you have any additional questions.