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Camera Trap Images from Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay, Core 1 ha


The Daintree Rainforest SuperSite comprises two sites (a) the Daintree Rainforest Observatory at Cape Tribulation, comprising a long-term monitoring sites, canopy crane, and extensive researcher and teaching infrastructure and (b) research facilities at the Daintree Discovery Centre at Cow Bay, an award winning ecotourism interpretive centre featuring a canopy tower, aerial walkway and scientific monitoring. This dataset contains high quality passive infrared wildlife cameras were used to acquire information on faunal biodiversity at the Daintree Discovery Centre at Cow Bay. One camera trap was deployed adjacent to the 1 ha core plot between 22/01/2017 and 08/06/2017. The core plot is located within the fetch of the flux tower and is the focal site of recurrent monitoring. The camera (Reconyx HC600 HyperFire) was attached to a tree at 0.5 metre high.
The forest is classed as complex mesophyll vine forest (type 1a) and has an average canopy height of 25m. The dominant canopy trees belong to the Arecaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rutaceae, Meliaceae, Myristicaceae and Icacinaceae families. It is continuous for several kilometres around the Cow Bay Tower except for an area 600m north-east of the flux tower, which is cleared agricultural land used for a cattle farm. For additional information on the Daintree Rainforest SuperSite, see

Other images collected at the site include digital cover photography, phenocam time-lapse images (3 above canopy, 1 under canopy), panoramic landscape and photopoints.

Camera trap results for the Daintree Discovery Centre between January and April 2017.

The Cow Bay site is managed by James Cook University in a collaboration with the Daintree Discovery Centre. The site was co-funded by the Daintree Discovery Centre and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).


Data Creation
Camera Trap - Deployment of a camera trap adjacent to the one hectare core Cow Bay plot. Instruments:
1 x wildlife camera (Reconyx HC600 HyperFire HD Covert IR)
1 x camera security boxes
1 x Python cable locks

Sampling description - The camera was deployed adjacent to the one hectare core Cow Bay plot between 22/01/2017 and 08/06/2017. The camera (Reconyx HC600 HyperFire HD Covert IR) was attached to a tree at 0.5 metres high. Data were downloaded from SD cards and NiCad batteries replaced on a regular cycle during the camera trap deployment.

Temporal coverage

From 2017-01-22 To 2017-06-08


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Citation information

How to cite this collection:

Liddell, M., Weigand, N. (2021): Camera Trap Images from Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay, Core 1 ha. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. (Dataset).

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