Gray fox and sun
David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Home Page
Tracker-naturalist David Brown provides several services focused on New
England wildlife:
  • 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
Site Map:
  • 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.

  • Products provides information on David Brown's publications: Trackards for
    North American Mammals and Companion Guide as well as The Next Step:
    Interpreting Animal Tracks, Trails and Sign.

  • About presents a bio and background about David Brown.

  • Resources provides reviews and recommendations for books and
websites that contain good information about animal tracking.
This site was last updated on Aug 1. 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.                   
David Brown

Unless otherwise credited, all images on this site are the property of David W.
Brown and carry either an inherent or registered copyright.
Next Quabbin Trails program:  
Sunday, S
unday, September 16
Click here for details.

Calendar of programs Summer-Fall 2018
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.

Sunday, August 5: Quabbin Trails Tracking. Cancelled..

Sunday, September 16: Quabbin Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.

Thursday, September 20, Hawks! See the Sponsored Programs page for details.

Sunday, October 28: Land Navigaation: GPS. See the  Quabbin Trails page for

Sunday, November 11: Land Navigation: Map and Compass. See the Quabbin Trails
page for details.

Books and Identification Cards by David Brown:

  • Trackards for North American Mammals

  • The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American

  • The Next Step: Interpreting Animal Tracks, Trails and Sign
  High summer is upon us. signalled by the
bloom of daisies and black-eyed susans.
The emergence of this year's young from
their birthing dens greatly increases the
number of mammals abroad in the woods
and wetlands. All these animals leave
evidence of their presence and passing, but
it is often lost against a confusing
  This is the subtle season for trackers,
where concentration is demanded to
distinguish animal sign from that
background. Even the tracks of a bear,such
as those in the photo, can be hard to
discern. Finding sign in the summer is a
matter of knowing what to expect in a given
habitat as well as developing a mental
catalogue of search images appropriate to
it. Join us as we practice these skills.
Please see the Products page for more information.