USGS Alaska Science Center Wildlife Tracking Data Collection

Science Center Objects

Understanding the short- and long-distance movements of wildlife is critical for a wide variety of ecological research questions and management decisions. Since the mid-1980s, the USGS Alaska Science Center has used information from telemetry devices on wildlife species to determine locations of animals throughout their annual cycles, understand patterns of habitat use, quantify time spent on certain behaviors, and identify geographic areas repeatedly used by wildlife that may indicate sites of importance to species and populations.

Return to Wildlife, Fish, and Habitats

Available here are links to the tracking data of various wildlife species studied at the USGS Alaska Science Center.

Argos Wildlife Tracking Tundra Swan

Animation illustrates movements of all Tundra Swans that were tracked using Argos Wildlife Tracking.
​​​​​​​(Credit: David Douglas, USGS. Public domain.)



About the Collection

U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, 2019, USGS Alaska Science Center wildlife tracking data collection (ver 1.0, July 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Collection Metadata

Version History:
First release: July 2019


Supplemental Reference Information

Argos User Manuals 

Microwave Telemetry, Inc., PTT Manuals

Supplemental Information About the Argos System

*Disclaimer: The manuals are strictly provided for informational purposes for the data provided.  They are not an endorsement of the product.