Casey McFarland trains biologists, research teams, eco-tourism guides, and the general public to read and interpret the tracks and signs of wildlife. A Senior Tracker and Senior International Evaluator for CyberTracker Conservation, he works around the globe to develop and support wildlife tracking skill and ecological knowledge. A skilled educator and all-around outdoorsman, Casey provides Track & Sign and Trailing Evaluations—as well as a variety of backcountry expeditions and wildlife courses.
With two decades of field instruction and 11 years as an Evaluator, Casey has run over 130 Tracker Evaluations and given trainings across fourteen US states and in eight countries. He currently serves as president of CyberTracker North America, and was integral to the establishment of Cybertracker Europe.
"Casey McFarland brought excitement, energy, and incredible natural history and tracking expertise for my students. He not only taught them tangible tracking skills, but gave them encouragement to pursue this inquiry and the excitement to continue learning after the course was over. Students who had Casey as an instructor still talk about the opportunity they had to learn from him."
---Dr. Natalie Dawson, Director of the Wilderness Institute, University of Montana, 2011-2018
He is a co-author of the new Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests (Houghton Mifflin, release Fall 2020), a co-author of the revision 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).