Archive for May 2014

Important information for German mammal watching

May 29, 2014

This made me smile


New Trip Report – Israel

May 29, 2014

Israel, 2014: Dominique Brugiere, 2 weeks & several species including Onager, Mountain & Dorcas Gazelles, Indian Porcupine and Golden Spiny Mouse.


Field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania

May 29, 2014

Well after 4 years of writing, our field guide to the mammals of Tanzania has finally been printed and is due in bookshops within the next week or so. The book only covers the larger species – approximately hedgehog size and above, mainly due to a dearth of information about the smaller beasties, but it has full species lists for all the Parks, and a ‘where to look’ box for every animal, so will hopefully prove useful for mammal watchers planning a trip to the country. Many thanks to everyone who donated photos – much appreciated.


After 89-year absence a wolf returns to Iowa and is shot dead

May 27, 2014

DNA testing has confirmed that an animal shot in February in Iowa’s Buchanan County was in fact a wolf, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This is the first confirmed gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the U.S. state since 1925.

Experts believe the wolf likely traveled south from Wisconsin or Minnesota, the latter of which has the largest wolf population in the lower 48.

See here for the full story


Swamp Rabbits in Texas – RFI

May 23, 2014

Hi, I am going to Texas tomorrow and wanted to try to look for swamp rabbits around Corpus Christi or Austin. Does anyone have any good spots for them? They are at Aransas NWR I know, but it sounds like they are hard to see there



Olinguito in Ecuador

May 19, 2014

I just read in a trip report that an Olinguito is regularly coming to the feeders at Bellavista Cloudforest Lodge at night. The west slope in Ecuador isn’t known for mammal-watching, but I saw a Western Mountain Coati near Bellavista a couple years ago and Playa De Oro has Brown-headed Spider Monkeys.

New Trip Report: Snow Leopards in Ladakh

May 17, 2014

A new report from Indri Tours on their Feb 2014 trip to Ladakh. 2 weeks & 6 species including Snow Leopard, Stone Marten & Woolly Hares.

I am looking forward to going in October!