If you’re just getting started with Tracking, this is a great book to start with. It covers all the basics of tracking: track identification, sign tracking, gait, etc. and it also covers awareness skills which are a hallmark and necessity in tracking.
Tom Brown on tracking takes it to a whole new level. A MUST book for a tracking student.
This is a good overall book, especially for those just getting started with tracking. The highlight for me is the information on animal behaviors. This is particularly helpful when you’re dealing with a new animal- or hoping to interact with a new species. A ton of information in this book.
This is an outstanding guide for trackers. It has detailed information about each species such as gait patterns, sign, scat and habitats. Invaluable for learning how find and understand the tracks of these animals.
Diane attended the Tracker School. Mammal Tracks and Sign of the Northeast is a field guide for identifying the tracks of mammal species native to the region which extends from New England, New York, and Pennsylvania to eastern Canada. Simple to use and light and easy to carry in the field, the book contains the most important information that a tracker will need―including life-size illustrations of tracks and scat, gait patterns, trail width, species habitat, food sources, scat and urine information, breeding seasons, range maps, and special tracking tips for all thirty-seven species.
Tracking is more than understanding footprints. Here’s one man’s extensive research into the lives and behaviors of one of North America’s most prominent species.