Winter is a great time to spot animal tracks in mud or snow, but they can be seen all year round and it is great to look at an animal track and know which animal made it.

This guide from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK) will be a great help in recognising animal tracks.

You could print it out and take it with you on walks or you could take a photo of the tracks and then use this guide to identify them when you get home.

Click on the image to download the guide and happy tracking!

What is the RSPB?


The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment.

We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. Wildlife and the environment face many threats. Our work is focussed on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger.

Our work is driven by the passionate belief that:

  • birds and wildlife enrich people’s lives
  • the health of bird populations is indicative of the health of the planet, on which the future of the human race depends
  • we all have a responsibility to protect wildlife

We have more than one million members, over 13,500 volunteers, 1,300 staff, more than 200 nature reserves, 10 regional offices, four country offices… and one vision – to work for a better environment rich in birds and wildlife.

Visit the RSPB

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