help wanted with rabbit identification Dubois, Wyoming

Posted November 27, 2014 by stevebabbs
Categories: Uncategorized

Hi all

Can anyone help with the identification of this cottontail? It was photographed near Dubois, Wyoming at an altitude of about 7000 feet.

Regards Steve

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New Trip Reports: Canada, Costa Rica and California

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Central and South America, North American

The penultimate batch of reports from Jason Woolgar’s archives.

Canada (BC, Churchill and Winnipeg), 2013: 35 days & 49 species including Arctic Fox, Polar Bear, American Marten, Collared Lemming and a Bearded Seal.

Costa Rica, 2013: 22 days & 35 species including Greater Grison, Tayra, Hooded Skunk and Water Opossum.

Point Reyes (California), 2014: 6 days & 24 species including Bobcat, River Otter, Badger and Pacific Jumping Mice.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in – or from – the USA. I’m heading to central California to eat and drink too much and try to see a few rodents this weekend.


Spanish mongooses

Posted November 24, 2014 by vdinets
Categories: Uncategorized

People who have visited Spain might like to know that mongooses there have been found to be genetically distinct from African ones, with 200,000 years since divergence.

Vladimir Dinets

Gray Fox vs a (dead) Rattlesnake

Posted November 23, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: North American

This is a fun video Camera Trap Codger: How to kill a dead snake


New Trip Reports: Patagonia (Chile & Argentina), Yorkshire (UK) and Uganda

Posted November 23, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Africa, Central and South America, Europe and the Palearctic

Some more trip reports from Jason Woolgar

Chile & Argentina, 2013: 32 days & 27 species including Patagonian Weasel, Large Hairy Armadillo, Pichi and Killer Whales.

Yorkshire, 2013: 5 days & 18 species including Stoat and Water Voles.

Uganda, 2013: 22 days & 64 species including Pousargues’s Mongoose, Marsh Mongoose, Sitatunga, Patas Monkey, Southern Tree Hyrax and Bunyoro Rabbit.


Bering Sea islands trip, June 30-July 7

Posted November 22, 2014 by vdinets
Categories: Uncategorized

We are now finalizing the schedule of the Bering Sea Islands trip. It will include St Paul, St Matthew, and Unalaska Islands. In addition to island endemics such as Unalaska Collared Lemming, Insular Vole, Pribilof Island Shrew, McKay’s Bunting and Red-legged Kittiwake, it will include the world’s largest Northern Fur Seal rookeries, tame Arctic Foxes, and possibly a Walrus haulout. We’ll also look for marine mammals and birds, such as Steineger’s Beaked Whale, North Pacific Right Whale and all more common species of North Pacific cetaceans, as well as Ribbon Seal, Whiskered Auklet, Short-tailed Albatross, and Mottled Petrel. In order to make the detailed schedule, we need to know how many people are interested in participating, so if you are, please send me an email to dinets at gmail. The preliminary description is at, but if there’s enough people, we can separate them into a more mammal-oriented subgroup with mammal-optimized schedule.

Vladimir Dinets

New Trip Report – Uganda

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Africa

A new report from Romain Bocquier who is just back from Uganda.

Uganda, 2014: 10 days & 46 species including Eastern Gorilla, Uganda Red Colobus, L’Hoest’s Monkey and Central African Rabbit.



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