Now available with SWIFT fixes for many more locations.
Accurate, automated locations now available from a GPS tag weighing just 1g. Now you can save on fieldwork time and effort, with even smaller species.
With the fully programmable schedule you can choose the days and times that locations are recorded, to meet the specific requirements of your study. The battery can then be recharged and the tag used again and again.
All of this with Biotracks made-to-order production service for species and study customisation.
Please see the features, specifications and product sheet for more information, and contact us to discuss your requirements.
Customised to suit your project and species, the PinPoint GPS tags are made to order and available in a range of weights/configurations.
Below are the specifications for the current configurations.
|Standard weight (g) †||1.0||2.0||3.5||n/a||n/a|
|Heavy duty weight (g)||1.5||2.2||4.1||4.8||10|
|Marinised weight (g)||2.4||3.6||5.8||7.2||15|
|Potential number of location attempts*
Number of location attempts are schedule dependent - for a better estimate for your application, contact one of our expert advisors
with standard fixes
with new SWIFT fixes
Dimensions (mm) †
|21 x 13 x 5||22 x 13 x 9||25 x 13 x 10||30 x 15 x 10||n/a|
|Flexible scheduling||Spread fixes over days, months or even a whole migration|
|Operating temperature||-10°C to +35°C
For temperatures below 10°C, fewer locations will be attempted
|Antenna †||5cm - lightweight & flexible|
|Waterproofing||Standard & Heavy duty models: Splash tolerant
Marinised Models: Depth proof to 80m
|Warranty||3 months or 80% of the scheduled life, whichever is shorter|
Please ask about other models if remote data download or a larger battery is needed.
† Tags can be further customised for attachment method, antenna strength and potting level. Note that these options will add weight. Please contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists to discuss your individual project requirements.
* Locations may be attempted but the bird’s behaviour can prevent GPS communication.
** The number of location attempts for long-term studies has been calculated with four locations per day.
Please contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists to discuss your project.
Specifications correct as of October 2016
Miniaturized GPS Tags Identify Non-breeding Territories of a Small Breeding Migratory Songbird
Michael T. Hallworth & Peter P. Marra
Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 11069 (2015) doi:10.1038/srep11069
GPS-tracking reveals non-breeding locations and apparent molt migration of a Black-headed Grosbeak
Rodney B. Siegel, Ron Taylor, James F. Saracco, Lauren Helton & Sarah Stock
J. Field Ornithol., 87: 196–203. doi:10.1111/jofo.12149
Determining fine-scale migratory connectivity and habitat selection for a migratory songbird by using new GPS technology.
Fraser, K.C., Shave, A., Savage, A., Ritchie, A., Bell, K., Siegrist, J., Ray, J.D., Applegate, K. & Pearman, M.
J Avian Biol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/jav.01091
Megafires: an emerging threat to old-forest species
Gavin M Jones, RJ Gutiérrez, Douglas J Tempel, Sheila A Whitmore, William J Berigan and M Zachariah Peery
Front Ecol Environ 2016; 14(6): 300–306, doi:10.1002/fee.1298
First Direct Evidence of Long-distance Seasonal Movements and Hibernation in a Migratory Bat
Weller TJ, Castle KT, Liechti F, Hein CD, Schirmacher MR & Cryan PM.
Scientific Reports. 2016;6:34585. doi:10.1038/srep34585.
Using sutures to attach miniature tracking tags to small bats for multimonth movement and behavioral studies
Kevin T Castle, Theodore J Weller, Paul M Cryan, Cris D Hein, & Michael R Schirmacher
Ecology and Evolution. 2015;5(14):2980-2989. doi:10.1002/ece3.1584.