A Versatile System for Detection of Your Target Animals

Wild Spy's Wireless Identification (WID) tags are animal-borne transmitters with a configurable range of 20-200m line-of-sight. Each WID transmits a unique identifier which is picked up by a datalogger when in range. WID dataloggers record tag ID, time, and duration of detection and received signal strength indicator (RSSI).

WIDs come standard in the form of an ear tag, or can be designed in virtually any format (including collars) to suit most species, including small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Benefits:

  • Cost effective population dynamics studies aimed at monitoring abundance or survival rates
  • Assessment of the frequency and duration of animal visitation to burrows, nests or dens, and other places of interest such as campgrounds or other human-use areas
  • Determining individual animal utilisation of purpose built eco-infrastructure such as fauna passages or the effectiveness of fencing
  • Monitoring of migratory species over long periods to assess movement patterns in both terrestrial or marine environments
  • The ability to answer research questions with a reliability that other positional technologies, such as GPS, can not

Features:

  • Long deployment times relative to tag size and research requirements (from a few months to more than a decade)
  • Lightweight tags in flexible configurations for small to large animals
  • Tags are fully weather proof, and can be customised for use in marine environments
  • Datalogging system with highly adaptable power options including solar for long term monitoring
  • Inter-logger and satellite communication options available
WID System Overview

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Comparison of 1225, 1632, and 2025 WID Ear Tags

Scale bars are at 5mm increments
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WID-Activated Signage to Mitigate Wildlife Vehicle-Strike

Every year hundreds of koalas die on south-east Queensland roads. Mitigation strategies such as road crossing infrastructure can be cost prohibitive and logistically challenging to apply at the scale of the problem. The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads is partnering with Wild Spy to trial WID-activated signs that alert drivers to the imminent possibility of a WID-tagged koala crossing a road. The system’s dual aims are to reduce koala mortality and increase public safety.

Logger Specs

Item Value
Complete Unit Dimensions
(L x W x H)

26Ah battery, water proof

410 x 332 x 155 mm
Minimum Box Dimensions
(L x W x H)

no battery, water resistant

243 x 120 x 74 mm
Current Consumption 7mA @ 12V
Battery Life 4 months and 2 weeks

26Ah 12V lead acid


Tag Specs

General Specs

Item Value
Dimensions (LxWxH)

Excluding spike

35 x 15 x 7 mm
Spike Length

From edge of tag to tip of spike

15.5 mm
Weight ~ 5 g
Battery Capacity

3V Lithium CR1225

50 mAh
Standard Deployment 6 months @ 10sec tx rate

Approx 50-100m LOS range

Deployment Times

Transmit Period Expected Life*
1 second 22 days
2 seconds 1 month, 13 days
5 seconds 3 months, 10 days
10 seconds 6 months
12 seconds 7 months, 10 days
15 seconds 9 months, 4 days
30 seconds 1 year, 5 months
60 seconds 2 years, 10 months

* Based on 90% battery capacity at 25°C

General Specs

Item Value
Dimensions (LxWxH)

Excluding spike

38 x 18 x 8 mm
Spike Length

From edge of tag to tip of spike

15.5 mm
Weight ~ 6 g
Battery Capacity

3V Lithium CR1632

120 mAh
Standard Deployment 1 year, 2 months @ 10sec tx rate

Approx 50-100m LOS range

Deployment Times

Transmit Period Expected Life*
1 second 1 month, 22 days
2 seconds 3 month, 12 days
5 seconds 8 months
10 seconds 1 year, 2 months
12 seconds 1 year, 5 months
15 seconds 1 year, 10 months
30 seconds 3 years, 6 months
60 seconds 6 years, 10 months

* Based on 90% battery capacity at 25°C

General Specs

Item Value
Dimensions (LxWxH)

Excluding spike

42 x 23 x 8.5 mm
Spike Length

From edge of tag to tip of spike

16 mm
Weight ~ 7 g
Battery Capacity

3V Lithium CR2032

220 mAh
Standard Deployment 2 years, 3 months @ 10sec tx rate

Approx 50-100m LOS range

Deployment Times

Transmit Period Expected Life*
1 second 3 months
2 seconds 6 months
5 seconds 1 year, 2 months
10 seconds 2 years, 3 months
12 seconds 2 years, 8 months
15 seconds 3 year, 4 months
30 seconds 6 years, 6 months%
60 seconds 12 years, 6 months%

* Based on 90% battery capacity at 25°C

% Subject to battery technology used. Ask us for more details.