What a pleasure to spend an hour with Casey McFarland. I think you’ll find this episode very engaging and fascinating.
Wildlife tracking is a blend of ancient arts and modern science. The experienced trackers get this way by spending countless hours in the wilds, following animals and being foiled again and again by the animals they track and trail. They also get better through the wisdom and mentoring of fellow trackers. Casey McFarland is a great example of an expert tracker who walks his talk as an excellent educator and top-notch tracker.
Casey McFarland trains biologists, research teams, eco-tourism guides, and the general public to read and interpret tracks and signs of wildlife. A Senior Tracker & Senior International Evaluator for Cybertracker Conservation he works around the globe to develop and support wildlife tracking skill and ecological knowledge. He currently serves as President of Cybertracker North America and was integral to the establishment of Cybertracker Europe.
Casey is a co-author of the soon-to-be-published Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests (Houghton Mifflin, release summer 2021), a co-author of the 2nd edition of Dr. Mark Elbroch’s Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole 2019), and co-author of Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole 2010).
- Casey McFarland’s website: https://www.caseymcfarland.net/
- Cybertracker North America: http://trackercertification.com/
- Cybertracker Europe (Facebook Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1772139582804147/
- Casey’s Publications: https://www.caseymcfarland.net/publications
- Coyote and Badger video
- Pathways for Wildlife (website)