- "Alistair can track both people and things. He can sense the general direction of whatever he is looking for, but it takes him a long time to narrow this feeling down to a specific location. If whatever he's seeking is on the move, he may never catch up."
- ―Entry on Alistair's gift[src]
This power works by focusing on a target and sense its general direction from the user; he can also narrow down a location and distance between them. It is also implied that he can feel the people around him, making it very difficult to sneak up on him.
Though this ability is useful, it is very limited. Alistair only feels the general direction of the object of his desire, and it takes him a long time to narrow his feeling down to a specific location. If whatever he is seeking is on the move, he may never catch up. Given that this power can track objects, this power is most likely unaffected by Bella Swan's shield.
- Demetri has shown the ability of sensory location, which is an ability to find whoever he seeks no matter where they are. This power makes him a thousand times stronger than Alistair's.
- The tracker, James, had a strong tracking sense that allowed him to predict his prey's moves. This power made him a hundred times stronger.