Cybernet is working with the Air Force to design and build an automated monitoring system for gathering census data about potentially endangered species. Our Animal Detection Module (ADM) features visible and infrared cameras, a relational database for stored still pictures, video, and metadata, and Cybernet’s cutting edge image processing software. The ADM is capable of detecting the movements of small animals at more than 100 yards distance, discerning their distinguishing features, identifying their species, and recording video footage tagged with appropriate metadata. The recorded data can be transferred from the field and analyzed for more information, such as gender, age, and health of the observed animals. By identifying the number of a particular species seen in a given area, the Air Force can make better land use choices for their bases. This technology is also of interest to other Federal and State land agencies, as a way to get animal counts in parks.