Archive for September 2008

Russia and Norway/ Svarlbard – 2007 Trip Report

September 24, 2008

I have uploaded a nice trip report from Coke Smith who was in Russia and Scandanavia last year. He saw some cool stuff including a Sable and Bowhead Whales.
http://mammalwatching.com/Palearctic/palearctrussia.html
Jon

Mammals in Israel

September 24, 2008

Ohr Treger from Israel was good enough to give me a lot of information on mammal watching there.  His information is at http://mammalwatching.com/Palearctic/palearctisrael.html

 

Thanks Ohr.

Jon

New mammal discovered in the Phillipines

September 24, 2008

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/28/1085641708583.html

I am not sure what I am missing here… it looks like a mouse to me, so quite why it is so unique is eluding me

 

Jon

Malay Badger Picture

September 21, 2008

 

Malay Badger

Malay Badger

 

Francine Mejia sent me this picture of a Malay Badger she saw in the Danum Valley.  I don’t remember having seen  a photo of this species before and thought it was interesting.  Its a  funny looking beast.

 

Jon

Trip Reports – Brazil, Thailand & Borneo, and Uganda

September 21, 2008

I have uploaded 3 new trip reports to mammalwatching.com

Brazil – Richard Webb, 2 weeks and 35 mammals including Jaguars

Thailand and Borneo – Coke Smith, a month and 50+ mammals including a Clouded Leopard and a Pangolin

Uganda – Michel Gervais, 2 weeks & 34 mammals including Gorillas, Chimpanzees and an African Palm Civet.

Jon

New trip report — Australia

September 15, 2008

A two-page photo report on mammals seen during an August 2008 trip to sw & c Australia, plus a day in Tasmania, is now up, beginning at

http://montereybay.com/creagrus/Auz08-mammals.html

and continuing to a second page by a button at the bottom [but other links at the very end, which will link to birding pages, don’t yet work]. There is also a link to a special page on our highlight mammal: Numbat.

Don Roberson, Pacific Grove CA, USA

Okapi pictures from a Congo Camera Trap

September 14, 2008

Scientists in the Congo are excited to get a picture of an Okapi in a camera trap.

But I find it hard to believe this is the first ever photo of one in the wild?

Jon