Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest : Tracking and Identifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-19
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
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Wild animals fascinate yet are rarely seen. It is possible, though-if you know what to look for and where, and if you understand what you see-to increase your chances of wildlife sightings, whether you are far from civilization or right in your own backyard.Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest includes illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates most common in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and western Montana. With more than 460 photographs, hundreds of scale drawings, and more than 90 distribution maps, it belongs in every pack and is a must┬Ěhave for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
How to Use this Bookp. 13
The Pacific Northwest and Its Wildlifep. 17
Wildlife Tracking Basicsp. 27
Individual Track Identificationp. 31
Animal Locomotion and Track Patternsp. 35
Sign Trackingp. 43
Measuring Tracks, Track Patterns, and Signsp. 49
Finding Tracks, Signs, and Wildlifep. 51
Key to Mammal Tracksp. 59
Key to Scatsp. 77
Key to Feeding Signs on Animal Remainsp. 80
Key to Feeding Signs on Plantsp. 81
Key to Signs on Trees and Tree Barkp. 82
Key to Burrows, Holes, Digs, and Moundsp. 84
Mammalsp. 87
Pouched Mammals Order Didelphimorphiap. 94
Shrews and Moles Order Soricimorphap. 96
Bats Order Chiropterap. 105
Hares, Rabbits, and Pikas Order Lagomorphap. 107
Rodents Order Rodentiap. 121
Carnivores Order Carnivorap. 200
Hoofed Mammals Order Artiodactylap. 274
Other Wildlifep. 299
Birdsp. 300
Key to Bird Tracksp. 304
Reptiles and Amphibiansp. 334
Insects and Other Invertebratesp. 341
Track Measurement Graphsp. 349
Glossaryp. 352
Selected Bibliographyp. 354
Indexp. 357
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