Archive for October 2015

Chipmunk ID’s help wanted!

October 31, 2015

Hi people,

Back in 2013 I did a big roadtrip, seeing nearly 50 mammal species. Around half of them were squirrel species. Many chipmunks were seen, but I´m not sure which exactly.

I hope people can help me with the following critters:

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Two different individuals. Filmed at the northern rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Least or Uinta?

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Two shots of the same individual, very small. Filmed at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

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This looks like a Cliff Chipmunk to me, filmed at Arches National Park, Utah.

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Two shots of the same individual, filmed at Arches National Park. Hopi Chipmunk?

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Pinedale in SW Wyoming. I think the only possibility is Least Chipmunk?

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Two shots of the same individual. Filmed in extreme NE Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Least Chipmunk?

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Filmed in S Yellowstone National Park, Least Chipmunk?

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Filmed at Medicine Bow National Forest, SE Wyoming.

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Filmed in Rocky Mountains National Park, near Denver.

I hope people can help me out!

Best regards,

Pieter de Groot Boersma

New Trip Report – Australia

October 31, 2015

Here’s a new report from Steve Morgan, just back from Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania: 4 weeks & 45 species including Tiger Quoll, Honey Possum and Eastern Long-eared Bat.

Jon

Pacarana or shrew oppossums?

October 30, 2015

Any specific suggestions for finding these creatures? I am heading to Bolivia in December and will be elsewhere along the Andes in future years. Thanks….mac hunter

Surprise

October 30, 2015

Hold on, let me move this rock out of the way. http://9gag.com/gag/aZN24D0?ref=android.s.email

So that’s how you find one of those…

Looks like we’ll need a special rental vehicle if we ever make it to Brazil!

New Trip Report – Sichuan

October 30, 2015

Paul Carter saw a lot of great stuff when he went to Sichuan after our Tibet trip. And here’s a report to prove it.

Sichuan, 2015: Paul Carter, 1 week & 29 species including Hog Badger, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Chinese Zokor, Chinese Desert Cat and Pallas’s Cat.

Jon

Bracken Cave

October 29, 2015

Some nice photos from inside Bracken Cave in Texas, the world’s largest bat cave.

New Trip Reports: Estonia and Cantabria

October 29, 2015

Here are a a couple of reports from the tour company Wisebirding.

Cantabria, 2015: Wisebirding, 5 days & 6 species including Wildcat and Wolf.

And here is their report of the trip to Estonia that Cheryl Antonucci reported on back in March .. who can forget that Lynx after 1 minute of looking.

Jon