IR Counter Monitoring

IR counters should be checked one to two times a month to ensure they are operating correctly and that the sensors are clear. Frequent checking of the IR Counters ensures uninterrupted and accurate data collection!

  • Ensure sensor is working correctly.

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  • Clear any debris from the sensor scope using a Q-tip.

  • Make sure devices are dry and the protective gray box is in tact.
  • Report any issues to right away.

Downloadable Resources: 

IR Counter Monitoring Instructions

Calibrating Your Counter with Manual Counts

  • The IR Counters are calibrated by comparing the sensor counts to manual counts conducted by volunteers.
  • Each site should complete at least 10 hours of  manual counts during the course of the year.

Training Materials and Resources: