Location. Oxbow Park (located on the Sandy River just upriver of Troutdale, Oregon). A "dirt time" gathering is held at 9AM on the last Sunday of the month starting from the flood plain parking lot.
Purpose.Share knowledge with other club members. Assist new trackers. Monitor wildlife using Oxbow Park.
Participants. The Tracking Club members and Metro naturalists.
Methodology. Individual trackers are maintaining personal notes and journals. This is not a census so there is no formal methodology.
|Canines||Red fox, Coyote, Domestic dog|
|Felines||Bobcat, Cougar, House cat|
|Mustelids||Mink, River otter, Skunk|
|Rodents||Beaver, Muskrat, Douglas squirrel, Mice|
|Ungulates||Mule deer, Elk|
|Other mammals||Raccoon, Oppossum|
|Birds||Great blue heron, Sandhill crane, Canada goose, Ducks, Spotted sandpiper, Steller's jay, Robin, Sparrows, Great horned owl, Redtail hawk, Bald eagle, Osprey|
Photo upper left: Red fox tracks in fine silt after high water.
Photo lower left: Bobcat tracks patroling the river bank.
Photo bottom right: Brush rabbit partially eaten and cached by a bobcat.
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