Trackards for North American Mammals (Hardcover)

By David Brown

McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 9781935778080

Publication Date: March 15, 2013



Trackards for North American Mammals (ISBN 978-1-935778-08-0) contains twenty-six Trackards. Twenty-five of these cards include images of one or more life-size tracks and other signs of selected North American mammals that are distributed widely over the continent. The twenty-sixth card contains a representative variety of commonly found tracks and sign of house cat, frog and birds. All images have been produced from photographs of actual tracks and scat of live, free-ranging wild animals.

The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American Mammals (ISBN 978-1-935778-09-7) provides detailed information in book form to assist users of Trackards or other tracking aids to accurately identify the tracks of mammals that they have found. Information is provided for front- and hind-foot track characteristics of each featured mammal, trail patterns, ways to differentiate each featured mammal's tracks from others with which they might be confused, scat characteristics, and peripheral evidence such as preferred habitats, damage to vegetation, feeding residue, and other evidence that can enhance the likelihood of accurate identification of tracks. The book also contains additional illustrations showing variations on track and scat morphology, habitat preferences, and other types of visual information that can facilitate track identification. The Companion Guide is sized to fit in the same jacket pocket as the cards so that it can be carried easily in the field and be available when you need it.

The Trackards identification system really works. It has been field tested and revised for over a decade, resulting in the best system on the market for successfully identifying mammal tracks under real-life field conditions.