Bird Tracks & Sign

A Guide to North American Species

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Author: Mark Elbroch,Eleanor Marie Marks

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726962

Category: Nature

Page: 456

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Songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, birds of prey Dozens of feather groups photographed in color A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide--the first of its kind for North American birds--presents thorough and straightforward instruction for identifying bird families or individual species by careful examination of the unique sign they leave behind. It also offers keys to the birds' behavior in the wild.

Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe

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Author: David Lees,John Ferguson,Michael Lawrence,Roy Brown

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135728

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Featuring updated data for this second edition, this is a field guide to the tracks and signs of European birds. It describes, with colour illustrations, the many physical signs that can be found in the field. From feathers and skulls to prey remains and pellets, the volume seeks to enable the field ornithologist to establish the presence of a species without necessarily ever encountering the bird itself. Using the information provided, readers should be able to learn much about their local birds' habitat use and lifestyles. This edition includes ten new plates of artwork, and covers a number of new species.

Animal Tracks and Signs

Track Over 400 Animals from Big Cats to Garden Birds

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Author: Jinny Johnson

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785828679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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This book is bursting with stunning images, fascinating facts, and remarkable illustrations that show kids how to track over 400 animals from around the world. You'll discover new clues on every page - including prints, feeding signs, hiding places and droppings - that will help you identify animals from bugs to birds, and cats to elephants. This supurbly illustrated, full-color hardcover encyclopedia looks at the tracks and signs left by over 400 animals, from top predators to animals in your backyard. Fidn out what to look for when tracking your favorite beasts: footprints, droppings and pellets, animal homes, feeding signs, and other signs of specific behavior. This book belongs in the library of any reader interested in animal science, and the art of tracking them. Tracking expertise is essential for scientists, researchers, and filmmakers to carry out their work, and this book will give readers an idea of the sheer variety of tracks and trails left by animals, as well as all the other signs of their presence—the nests and dens they make, their droppings and pellets, and more.

Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain & Europe

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Author: R. W. Brown,Michael Lawrence

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713653825

Category: Animal tracks

Page: 333

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Featuring updated data for this second edition, this is a field guide to the tracks and signs of European birds. It describes, with colour illustrations, the many physical signs that can be found in the field. From feathers and skulls to prey remains and pellets, the volume seeks to enable the field ornithologist to establish the presence of a species without necessarily ever encountering the bird itself. Using the information provided, readers should be able to learn much about their local birds' habitat use and lifestyles. This edition includes ten new plates of artwork, and covers a number of new species.

Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe

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Author: Lars-Henrik Olsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157537

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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This beautifully illustrated field guide enables you to easily identify the tracks and signs left by a wide variety of mammal and bird species found in Britain and Europe, covering behaviors ranging from hunting, foraging, and feeding to courtship, breeding, and nesting. Introductory chapters offer detailed drawings of footprints and tracks of large and small mammals, which are followed by sections on mammal scat, bird droppings, and the feeding signs of animals on food sources such as nuts, cones, and rose hips. The book then describes specific mammal species, providing information on size, distribution, behavior, habitat, and similar species, as well as more specific detail on tracks and scat. Distribution maps are also included. This indispensable field guide covers 175 species of mammals and birds, and features a wealth of stunning color photos and artwork throughout. Helps you easily identify the tracks and signs of a variety of mammals and birds Covers 175 species Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings, and artwork ncludes informative descriptions of mammal species along with distribution maps

Animal Tracks and Signs of North America

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Author: Richard P. Smith

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811721240

Category: Science

Page: 271

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Basic instructions on tracking techniques and recognizing tracks, droppings, and gnawings.

Animal Tracks and Signs

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Author: Preben Bang,Preben Dahlstrøm,Martin Walters

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199299973

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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Animal Tracks and Signs was first published in English in the 1970s, and immediately established itself as an all-time classic. Totally unique in its accessible, down-to-earth approach and detailed coverage of more than 200 creatures, it is the only book in print that enables readers to determine which animals have passed through the countryside by examining the traces they have left behind, opening up a captivating new world that might otherwise remain unseen. Whether following footprints in mud, sand, or snow, feeding marks on cones, nuts, trees, and animal remains; homes and hiding places above and below ground; or feathers, pellets, and droppings, readers are taught how to identify the bird or mammal that has been before them, aided by hundreds of beautiful, informative colour photographs, line drawings, and diagrams, and clear descriptions of the anatomy, behavior, movements patterns, and habitat of different species. Quick-reference place sections compare actual-size prints, pellets, and droppings for fast identification on the move, covering such diverse wildlife as the shrew, hedgehog, fox, elk, and bear; the sparrow, kestrel, and eagle owl. The new reissued edition includes a new Foreword by Ray Mears, who has found this book to be an invaluable point of reference throughout his career, and recommends it to students on his Bushcraft and Survival courses.

Tracks & Sign of Insects & Other Invertebrates

A Guide to North American Species

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Author: Charley Eiseman,Noah Charney,John Carlson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811736245

Category: Nature

Page: 582

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This Ground-Breaking Reference offers details for identifying beetles, spiders, flies, ants, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, earwigs, mayflies, crickets, grasshoppers, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, earthworms, slugs, lacewings, wasps, bees, damselflies, alderflies, crabs, and many other invertebrates from the sign they leave behind. Includes almost 1,000 color photos and some 2,000 species.

Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California

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Author: Lawrence Mark Elbroch,Michael Kresky,Jonah Evans

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520951646

Category: Science

Page: 398

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Spotting an animal’s fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals—including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles—blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book goes beyond basic recognition of types to interpret what animals leave behind as a way of "seeing" how they move through the world.

Mammal Tracks and Sign

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Author: Mark Elbroch,Casey McFarland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811737746

Category: Nature

Page: 680

View: 8896

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.