|David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Tracker-naturalist David Brown provides several services focused on New
- Interpretive programs, including animal tracking and bird programs
- Wildlife inventories, including both mammal tracking and bird surveys
- Docent training for interpretive walk leaders
- Wildlife education planning for organizations
- Encounters presents animal tracking and other wildlife experiences from
David Brown's journal, species profiles, mammal tracking tips and tracking
- Services presents information for prospective program sponsors as well
as information about mammal tracking and bird inventories, docent training
and wildlife education planning.
- About presents a bio and background on David Brown.
websites that contain good information about animal tracking.
- Resources provides reviews and recommendations for books and
This site was last updated on December 14. It is frequently modified with new
programs and information on animal tracking, bird life and other wildlife materials.
Thank you for visiting and check back again.
Calendar of programs - Winter 2014-15
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
the Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.)
Saturday, December 20, 3-5pm. Assessment walk at Alewife Reservation. See the
Sponsored Programs page for details.
Saturday, January 10: Winter Tracking in Carlisle (MA). See Sponsored Programs
Sunday, January 11, 10am-3pm. Quabbin Tracking. See Quabbin Trails page.
Satuday, January 17, 1-3pm. Winter Tracking in Warwick (MA). See Sponsored
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015, 9:30-noon. Indoor-outdoor tracking program and book signing
at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA. See the Sponsored Programs page.
Sunday, Feb 8, 1-4pm: Indoor/outdoor public tracking workshop at the Northfield
Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. See the Sponsored Programs page.
February, 2015: Indoor-outdoor tracking workshops for the Hubbardston-Ware River
Nature Club. In Hubbardston. Details and dates TBA.
February, 2015: Winter Tracking in Breakheart. Breakheart Reservation, Saugus, MA
March 1, 10am-noon. Tracking in Thoreau Country. See the Sponsored Programs
page for details.
Unless otherwise credited, all images on this site are the property of David W.
Brown and carry either an inherent or registered copyright.
Trackards for North American Mammals
The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American
by David Brown
Please see the products page.
On my annual sojourn to north-central Arizona,
we spend a lot of time searching the dry washes
for animal sign. In the process I am often
reminded of the need to observe intensely. Unlike
winter tracking in New England in which tracks and
trails stand out from the background as black or at
least gray on white, tracks in the sandstone
hardpan in the draws and canyons of Arizona are
red on red, showing little contrast between track
and context. A casual glance at the ground will
show you nothing. Only intense concentration and
a mental catalogue of search images accumulated
by experience will reveal magically the left hind
print of a cougar where at first you thought there
was nothing at all.