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Volunteer Resources

Thank you for all your time and effort on this project! Below are some helpful resources for wildlife camera volunteers. Please let us know at (520) 388-9925 or admin@sonorandesert.org if there are any other resources you would find helpful as a volunteer. We always appreciate your feedback. 

1.  How to transfer your wildlife camera photos via WeTransfer

2.  Overview and basic instructions on being a Desert Roadie

3.  What types of wildlife cameras do we use? We get this question a lot. The short answer from our Conservation Science Director Jessica Moreno is:

I recommend checking out the reviews and the beginner’s buyers guide found at www.trailcampro.com. With new models coming on the market all the time, this is a great resource for up to date recommendations and tips. You get what you pay for, so I don’t recommend anything worth less than $100. To minimize animal disturbance, choose an infrared/IR camera over white flash.

For more information, check out Jessica’s longer article in the Desert Leaf, “Wildlife (caught) on camera” which gives more details on wildlife cameras, the different ways they are used, some rules and regulations to think about depending on where you’re placing them, and what to think about when buying one.