Bird Tracks: Includes 55 North American Species (Adventure Quick Guides) (Spiral)
Identify bird tracks with this pocket-size booklet, organized by track shape for convenience of use.
Whether you're a tracker who studies animal tracks, a bird watcher, a gardener, or simply someone who appreciates nature and all of its curiosities, keep this convenient guide close at hand. Written by tracking expert Jonathan Poppele and designed for ease of use, the booklet is organized by similar track shapes and then by size for quick identification. Narrow your choices by shape, and view just a few bird tracks at a time.
The detailed illustrations cover 55 species of birds: backyard birds like the American Goldfinch, raptors like the Bald Eagle, game birds like the Ring-Necked Pheasant, and water birds like the Wood Duck. The illustrations are carefully drawn to resemble the track prints as you might see them in the field. Plus, size information, gait descriptions, and a step-by-step guide to track identification help to ensure positive ID. The tear-resistant pages make the booklet durable.
Quick Guide Features:
- Pocket-size format--easier than laminated foldouts
- Life-size track illustrations with foldout pages for larger species
- Tracks and color photos of 55 common and important bird species
- Helpful information about leg anatomy, gaits, and bird sign
Bring this lightweight quick guide along on your next hike, camping trip, or walk in the park, and discover which birds have been there and which birds you still might see.
About the Author
Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author, and educator who works to help people connect more deeply to themselves, to others, and to the natural world. He earned a master's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota and taught at the U of M for many years before leaving to focus on his own projects.An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is the founder and director of the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. Jon is also Head Instructor of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches meditation, mindfulness, and the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido.