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ziphius
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7 days ago
ziphius
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Alex and I took an introductory animal tracking and sign class with the San Diego Tracking Team yesterday at Los Penasquitos canyon. Really nice bunch of people and a fun time. At least a couple of these folks participate in the annual sheep count. They conduct wildlife survey transects throughout the year and are always looking for extra pairs of eyes to help find and identify tracks (but you have to take this intro course, free, 4 hrs) to participate in transect surveys . They emphasize that you don't have to be an expert to contribute.... tracks are really easy to miss and your extra set of eyes is a big contribution to each survey, even if you can't identify what you're seeing. For those on Facebook, here is a link to a great bobcat encounter from one of their senior trackers. Hopefully, it's accessible to all.
edited by ziphius on 7/16/2017
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tommy750
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6 days ago
tommy750
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I think Daren and I went out with those guys or a similar group about a year or so ago in Grapevine to monitor transects. Was kinda interesting although can't say it was the most fun I've ever had. Did end up buying a nice guide called "Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California" which I definitely recommend. A quote from the Introduction: "It's not for everyone, this world of scat and tiny tracks. But for those who are bold, I'd say get some gloves and a jacket and a hat and explore California."
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dsefcik
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6 days ago
dsefcik
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I own several tracking & scat books, this one I believe is the best and is recommended by the SDTT. If you are at all interested in identifying animal scat and tracks get this book...Thumbs Up

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Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American SpeciesPaperback – August 1, 2003
by Mark Elbroch (Author)

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