Archive for February 2010

Redwoods National Park, CA – RFI

February 22, 2010

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

The ARKive initiative is looking for photos

February 13, 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.

Jon

Clouded Leopard and Bay Cat Images from Borneo

February 11, 2010

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?

Jon

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8505000/8505785.stm

New Trip Report Brazil

February 5, 2010

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.
Jon

Costa Rica RFI

February 2, 2010

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?

cheers

Jon

Long-fingered Bats in France

February 2, 2010

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

Jon

New Trip Report: Borneo

February 1, 2010

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