Trap cameras are remotely activated devices equipped with a motion detector sensor used to trigger and obtain footage for security purposes, hunting and animal observation.

As of 2018, at Tambo Blanquillo Private Nature Reserve we have dedicated valuable time, effort and resources towards camera trapping to monitor wildlife (especially large mammals and amazon predators), in order to be able to predict the behavior of the species roaming around the Nature Reserve’s territory.

Adult-female puma pauses during afternoon patrol. Curiously inspecting the camera’s discrete shutter movement to be activated by its own movements.

Jaguar mother with two cubs early traverse through Shebonal Trail.

By having a general grasp of animal activity, our guides can understand the movements of fauna, and have an educated guess about where, how, and most importantly when is an appropriate moment to encounter species of jaguar, tapir, giant-anteater, ocelot, deer & monkey individuals around our trail system. 

These monitoring devices are becoming more essential to field biologists studying and monitoring terrestrial animals as well as birds.  In the last 5 years, trap cameras have made the transition to digital technology where these gadgets now can produce hundreds of instant images per month and a great amount of auxiliary metadata (date, time, temperature, moon-phase etc.)

Night-vision feature showing group of travelers at Blanquillo Trail System during early expedition towards the Mammal Claylick behind the lodge.

These precise descriptions are not only special for our internal reports and scientific statistics, but also appreciated by our guests in helping them encounter more effective wildlife sightings.

Starting December 2019, Tambo Blanquillo Private Nature Reserve has been admitted to Wildlife Insights trusted tester list. A world-wide platform that that specializes in exploring wildlife trends for conservation purposes. We hope our images can mean a small contribution that can catalyze a big impact in the long-run for our beloved Amazon Basin!
For more information: Visit www.wildlifeinsights.org

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