Another Tracking Workshop in the books!

Two weeks ago Sky Island Alliance hosted our Fall 2019 Tracking Workshop. We had a fabulous time with a group of 16 newly trained trackers. They quickly picked up the art of tracking through hands-on experience and time in the field to practice.

During the workshop they learned how to observe the wildlife around them using non-invasive techniques to help Sky Island Alliance document wildlife in the region. To do this, they learned how to identify what species made the track, the speed and direction of travel, and how to take scientifically usable photos of tracks. In addition, our trackers learned how to set wildlife cameras.

While we were out there we were able to identify tracks of the following species:

  • Bobcat
  • Coyote
  • Gray fox
  • Javelina
  • Mountain lion
  • Raccoon
  • Rodent species
  • Striped skunk
  • Spotted skunk
  • White-tailed deer
Hover over the images to see what they are!

Trackers who’ve taken this workshop are qualified to join our Wildlife Tracking Program. This program helps document the diversity of species in the the Sky Island Region. With current emphasis on our Wildlife at the Wall campaign with is documenting all the species in the borderlands region that are threatened by the wall that will cut off key wildlife habitat.

To find out when we will have our next tracking workshop, and to learn more about our wildlife tracking program please sign up for our mailing list!

Wildlife camera Photos taken during workshop

These photos were taken over three days during the workshop in three locations. (Note: the date is incorrect)