Camera Trapping for Mammals
The popularity of camera traps has grown immensely over recent years. This expansion in use has greatly aided biological recording, including through producing records for regional mammal atlases and the forthcoming national atlas. Camera trapping is also an invaluable survey method for site monitoring and a fantastic tool for public engagement programmes.
On this one-day course, our highly-experienced trainers will lead a range of indoor and outdoor sessions. Indoors, we will discuss choosing and using camera traps, focussing especially on the range of functionality available. We will also look at a range of considerations for optimising camera trap placement and usage. Outdoors, we will look again at camera placement, including by checking cameras set prior to the day. The course will also feature a session on the innovative use of camera traps for recording small mammals, a technique developed by the course leaders, which greatly expands the range of species that camera traps can be used to monitor.
The course is aimed at beginners and those with modest experience who are seeking to increase their knowledge of how to use camera traps for recording mammals.
Lunch is not provided on this course. Participants may choose to bring their own lunch or to use the on-site cafe. Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival.
Trainers: Rose Toney and Nick Littlewood