I'm a biologist at Arctic NWR and have been using time-lapse cameras for about a decade now to monitor nesting birds. We have used Plotwatcher Pros and Brinno TLC200s with a fair amount of success, but both are now no longer sold. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of a good commercial solution for time-lapse photography of nests in the arctic (ie no need for flash since the sun never sets) or if anyone has built their own time-lapse camera and would be willing to share what worked for them. I need something that has super low power consumption (I'd like to get ~ 500K images with 4 lithium aa batteries which is what we get with the Plotwatchers), is fairly low cost (we put out hundreds of cameras across projects), and is small (tiny is better).
13 January 2023 12:27pm
I think @Toke and @jamiealison have expertise in time-lapse cameras in the arctic.