For those conducting detailed studies of bird behavior, ROBIN bird detection systems offer unrivalled accuracy and flexibility. They record and deliver the data you need, wherever you are working – whether you are responsible for habitat management around an airfield, conducting an environmental assessment ahead of a new development, studying the behavior of birds across a protected habitat, or looking at wide area migration routes and patterns.
The best ecological research results are always achieved through a combination of technologies and human input. However, unlike human observers, ROBIN bird detection systems are able to operate round the clock – including during darkness and poor visibility – and track even small species over long distances. They can also measure wingbeat patterns as a key parameter in species recognition – helping to reduce the human effort in large-scale field studies considerably.
The use of dynamic, adaptive clutter filtering means even small birds can be distinguished from ground clutter – or changing sea conditions – and changes to the local environment are taken into account without causing false alarms or erroneous recordings. ROBIN uses purpose-designed data acquisition cards, which means data processing is under total control and even small bird reflections are not filtered out in error.
ROBIN systems can be remotely operated over a wireline or wireless broadband connection. Observers can watch the radar output in real time wherever they like – including over the Web and on small screen devices like smartphones – and perform remote updates and system reboots, as if they were in the field.
ROBIN offers a mobile bird radar detection system, available for rent by researchers to test out system capabilities or carry out field studies on a more ad hoc basis.
We are constantly developing and improving our bird detection systems, and we welcome the opportunity to work closely with biological research teams to ensure they deliver the best results possible. We are able to integrate our systems with other monitoring technologies – such as GPS tracking – and back-end capture and storage systems.