Archive for August 2012

New Trip Report: Tibet

August 31, 2012

Tibet, 2012: Jesper Hornskov, 3 weeks & 17 mammals including White-lipped Deer.

(Scroll to the bottom of the page and look under “other trip reports”)

Jon

African Wolves

August 30, 2012

Some news about wolf sightings in Morocco and Algeria

http://moroccanbirds.blogspot.com/2012/08/African-Wolf-discovered-in-Morocco.html

Jon

South-East Arizona RFI

August 25, 2012

I’m going to S-E Arizona next weekend, mainly to the Chiricahuas though I fly into Phoenix. Does anyone have any advice on places for Grey-Collared Chipmunks (the closest I know of is Flagstaff Arboretum, which isn’t close), Hog-nosed Skunks, and anything else which might be exciting….

Thanks!

Jon

New Trip Report – Ecuador

August 24, 2012

Hola!

Here’s a report of my recent trip to Ecuador. http://mammalwatching.com/Neotropical/neotropicecuador.html, the highlights of my 9 days there were Spectacled Bear and Mountain Tapir plus 9 species of primates in the Napo Valley.

Jon

New Rat Species that cannot gnaw or chew

August 23, 2012

‘There are more than 2,200 rodent species in the world and until this discovery all had molars in the back of their mouth and incisors at the front.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2191799/New-rat-species-discovered-remote-rainforest-lives-exclusively-earthworms.html#ixzz24KRgOZh2

Jon

Jaguars in the USA

August 22, 2012

Thanks to Coke Smith for sending me this link on efforts to protect Jaguar habitat in the US, and whether the money might be better spent elsehwere…

http://www.nature.com/news/jaguars-win-critical-habitat-in-us-1.11255

Jon

New Trip Reports – Scotland and Northern Australia

August 21, 2012

Two new reports on mammalwatching.com

Scotland, 2012: Mark Hows, 1 week & 18 species including White-beaked and White-sided Dolphins and a Pine Marten.

Northern Australia, 2012: Dion Hobcraft, 18 days, 7500km & an impressive 43 species including some difficult ones like Kultarr, Scaly-tailed Possum, Northern Leafnosed Bat and Northern Dibbler. (The report is under the other trip reports section at the bottom of the page)

Jon