The most comprehensive reference guide to mammal tracks and sign for North America. This new edition is more visual, with more than 1300 photos and 450 illustrations for easy comparison and identification of similar sign. Each species account includes information on tracks and trails, scat and urine, nests and lodges, as well as sign on the ground, in trees and shrubs, on fungi and on plants.
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Mark Elbroch is a recognized expert on wildlife tracking. A Master Tracker certified by CyberTracker Conservation, he is Director of the Puma Program for Panthera, www.panthera.org. Mark's work with mountain lions has been featured on BBC and in National Geographic, Scientific American, and the New York Times. He has authored and coauthored ten books on wildlife tracking and natural history and has won the National Outdoor Book Award for his field guides, including the first edition of Mammal Tracks & Sign. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic's News Blog and a regular guest on NPR. He lives on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington.
Casey McFarland is a Senior Tracker certified by CyberTracker Conservation and a Senior CyberTracker Evaluator. He works internationally to train and certify biologists, research teams, and the public and runs courses on track and sign identification throughout the world. His is coauthor of Bird Feathers (Stackpole, 2010) and Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests (to be released in 2019). He lives in Cedar Crest, New Mexico.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition v
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Mammal Tracks and Track Patterns 11
Chapter 3 Runs, Paths, and Eskers 111
Chapter 4 Scats, Urine, and Other Secretions 125
Chapter 5 Nests, Lodges, and Other Constructions 177
Chapter 6 Sign on the Ground: Beds, Scrapes, Wallows, Digs, Burrows, and Dens 191
Chapter 7 Sign on Fungi, Herbaceous Plants, and Cacti 235
Chapter 8 Sign on Trees and Shrubs 251
Chapter 9 Interpreting Prey Remains 307
Chapter 10 Species Accounts 377
About the Authors 673