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by Ram Vasudev on Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 pm
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Does anyone know of a resource (book or a website) for identifying shorebirds through their footprints is sand?

Thanks in advance.
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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:04 pm
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Maybe this will help. It's a simple Google search:

http://www.google.com/search?q=identifying+bird+footprints&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:06 pm
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Here's another:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en&q=bird+tracks+in+sand&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJ4eW-nJHSAhViyFQKHQlwBJEQ1QIIVygF

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by Ram Vasudev on Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:30 am
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Thanks, Joe.

I have done the obvious Google searches, without much luck (Sorry, I should have mentioned this in my original post).

I am looking for a definitive (authoritative), detailed resource on identifying birds from their footprints. It appears that there is no such thing. None of my bird books have footprints. I didn’t find a website either. I’ll keep looking.

Thanks so much for your response.
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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:45 am
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Bird Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species


Mark Elbroch, Eleanor Marie Marks
Stackpole Books, 2001 - Nature - 456 pages
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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.

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This one is pretty informative. I found one place where I could read most of it. If I can find it again, I will post a link. I have trouble posting some things froman iPad.
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by Stephen Feingold on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:32 am
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You can find a used copy of "Bird Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species" on abebooks.com
 

by SantaFeJoe on Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:20 am
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I'm going to try to post a link that may or may not work. When the title comes up, click on it and when the book comes up, click on "preview this book". Then where you see "Front Cover", click on the down arrow and go to "Tracks and Trails" page 13. Hope this works to preview this chapter. It's seems very well written and informative.

https://books.google.com/books/about/Bird_Tracks_Sign.html?id=1avqcmYRwrcC

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by Ram Vasudev on Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:35 pm
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Thanks very much, Joe.
Ram Vasudev

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