Wildlife Drones

Our Story

For over 20 years, Dr Debbie Saunders has been working as an ecologist, studying the movements of small migratory birds.  This includes the Swift Parrot, a critically endangered bird that migrates between Tasmania and mainland Australia each year. Like many other small animals, Swift Parrots could only be tracked using tiny, very high frequency (VHF) radio-tags. But their ability to rapidly move over vast distances made radio-tracking them on foot nearly impossible.

Frustrated by the limitations of radio-tracking manually, Debbie sought to develop a solution. Envisioning the use of drones, she has spent the last few years collaborating with a diverse range of people to bring Wildlife Drones to life. At Wildlife Drones, we have developed the world’s most advanced radio-tracking drone system that can provide you with real-time locations on multiple animals all at once. 

We are passionate about helping others maximize their ability to track animals. By getting the drone to do the hard work for you, you can reduce the time and effort it takes to track and monitor tagged animals. This also means that you will have the power to collect more data, more often. 

We have already worked on a variety of projects tracking a diversity of animals. From the reintroduction of endangered species, to being deployed to search for missing tagged animals – we are here to help you take your tracking to new heights.

Meet the Team