I’ll be visiting Redwoods National Park and nearby areas in California this spring. Does anyone have suggestions on good places to look for mammals and other wildlife? I’m interested in just about anything–marine mammals, tree and ground squirrels, chipmunks, etc. Let me know if there are any particularly good areas to explore. –Matt
Archive for February 2010
Some of you may have heard about ARKive – they are trying to create the ultimate multimedia guide to the world’s endangered species. Its an interesting iniative and this year
“in 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, we have set ourselves the ambitious task of tracking down films and photos of 17,000 of the world’s most endangered plants and animals. ” More information is here
So if you have photos of some less well known species maybe you can contribute.
Some pictures and video from a research project in Borneo. I cannot believe the BBC’s claim that is is the first ever video taken of a Bornean Clouded Leopard. Really?
A second great trip report from Sjef Ollers – he spent about 2.5 weeks in Brazil and saw 32 species including a Giant Armadillo (in Emas National Park). A report is here.
I am going to Costa Rica for the first time in a couple of weeks. Probably to Manuel Antonio, Corcovado, Monteverde and Santa Rosa National Parks. If anyone has been recently I would be glad to get any tips of bat roosts etc. I am also looking into the easiest way to get to Sirena station in Corcovado, and if I can avoid a 10km hike I would be delighted. Does anyone have any tips for there in particular, and know of any good guides I could use around Sirena?
I spent the weekend in a very cold Toulon where I took part in a survey of hibernating Long-fingered Bats. Saw plenty of them plus a few Common Pipistrelles and a Serotine. Jean Michel Bompar also caught us a couple of Algerian Mice. A few photos are at the end of the Southern Coast section on my France page http://mammalwatching.com/Palearctic/palearctfrance.html
Derek Shingles has sent me a short report of a short trip to Borneo where he saw Bornean Elephants among other things. It is linked at the bottom of http://mammalwatching.com/Oriental/orientborneo.html
If anyone is looking for somewhere to go then it sounds like Paraguay is well worth a trip. Check out this trip report from Sjef Ollers, who spent 3 weeks there and saw 24 live species plus a few dead ones. Excellent report including Jaguar, Puma and Geoffroy’s Cat and Chacoan Peccary.