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Topic in Depth - Animal Tracks (7)

For those of us living in Northern climates, when winter snow covers the landscape it provides great conditions to search for animal tracks. The following websites provide an abundance of information and resources about the ancient art of animal tracking.


 
Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den
 
Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den is an excellent comprehensive "online field guide to tracks and tracking." The site includes animal track images, photos, as well as information about mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians, and other tracking resources. Most of the animals featured on the site are inhabitants...

 
Identifying and Preserving Wildlife Tracks
 
This site is an article by Jon C. Boren, Extension Wildlife Specialist and Byron D. Wright, Agricultural Specialist both from the University of New Mexico entitled Identifying and Preserving Wildlife Tracks. It contains information about identifying animal tracks, including those of deer, elk, antelope, and mountain...

 
Outdoor Action Guide to Animal Tracking
 
This is the Outdoor Action Guide to Animal Tracking by Rick Curtis of Princeton University. This website provides solid and detailed information on many aspects of animal tracking including parts of a track, pattern classification, aging tracks, and more. The guide is available in PDF or HTMl format, and contains...

 
How BIG is that Track: Measuring Footprints Correctly
 
This site is an article by veteran tracker Jim Halfpenny, Ph.D. about how to determine the accurate track size for an animal. Diagrams included in the article provide a great visual representation of how to accurately measure animal tracks. This is a great resource for any newcomers to the study of animal tracking. ...

 
Tom Brown Jr.'s Tracker School: Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival
 
Tom Brown's Tracker School is the largest school of its kind with locations in New Jersey, California, and Florida. On this site, visitors will find course descriptions for classes on tracking, scouting, philosophy, vision, healing, and survival. "Tom's Newsletter" provides readers with a monthly insight into the...

 
Wilderness Awareness School
 
The Wilderness Awareness School is located in Washington, but offers courses in other regions as well. Here, visitors can sign up for the School's newsletter, The FoxDen, and the free NatureSkills Journal. Users may also try the School's free seven-day course, NatureWalk. The site contains sections for both adults...

 
Forum on Wildlife Telemetry
 
This report, provided by the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (US Geological Service), covers "Innovations, Evaluations, and Research Needs" of wildlife telemetry researchers. Compiled after the September 1997 special symposium in Snowmass, Colorado, the report lists all participants and includes more than a...


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