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Flights provide an efficient and long-ranging means to monitor wildlife both on land and in the water. In a short amount of time in the air, LightHawk can cover the same amount of terrain that would take days or weeks to survey at ground level.
Telemetry flights with aircraft equipped with strut-mounted or in-cabin antennae give scientists an effective platform to track radio-collared and tagged wildlife over vast and often rugged terrain. From locating individuals or expensive dropped equipment, to plotting the movement of wildlife, aerial telemetry can provide enrich our knowledge of species and their habitat needs.
Read about monitoring flights for bobcats and blackbirds in New Hampshire.