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Instrumenting a bird nest box
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Digital alternative to lethal pitfall traps
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Real-time wildlife data from field devices on dashboard
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Insect pollinator example with custom Python code programming

Science Ready Smart Cameras ™️

Re-invented trail camera tech enabling informed land management decisions with real-time data

We offer tools for insects, fish, reptiles and other hard-to-track scenarios. Our technology can handle a range of scenarios, including inside bird boxes and small, cold-blooded animals underwater.

Continuous data logging of motion, microclimate weather and GPS.

Run your own Python scripts and machine vision models onboard the camera.

Interchangeable camera lenses with custom focusing and lens filter options.

Motion detection from both a PIR sensor plus a multi-zone laser rangefinder.

Motion-detect cold-blooded animals.

No data plan required. Built-in LoRaWAN long range wireless cloud connectivity.

Mission Statement

Field Data Technologies (FDT) supports research, development and use of wireless smart devices. FDT develops and promotes technologies that detect, measure and analyze natural events in the field and transmit results to scientists, producers, students and educators.

About the Company

Field Data Technologies and Field Data Services are sister companies empowering environmental stakeholders to make management decisions through actionable, real-time data. We are funded by USDA, NOAA, and the State of Montana to build a new type of smart trail camera.


These organizations have provided teamwork, funding, and other resources to help us bring new technolgy to wildlife conservation.

Texas A&M University
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Our Applications in Action

Tracking a bumble bee using a narrow tube case for our device. The code on the computer monitor shows how the cameras can be programmed to do complex tasks and provide CSV data, ready for Excel, by reporting back what they see.

Macaw chicks in Costa Rica. By monitoring movement in the nests, researchers can know how soon nests are occupied and how the local climate (using an onboard weather station) affects nest usage.

Tracking lizards and amphibians in California. Here, a non-lethal camera trap allows for automatic monitoring and reporting over built-in radio, once per minute.

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