Archive for the ‘Europe and the Palearctic’ category

Recent posts you may have missed

August 29, 2016

Hello from Tokyo, where I am working after a happy – but short visit – to Amami Island, where I saw 17 of the endemic black Amami Rabbits and a couple of the very cool Ryoku Long-furred Rats.  Report coming soon.

Meanwhile, until we get an alert system in place  notifying the new posts, here are some recent posts you might want to check out

New Trip Report – Southern India

New Trip Report – Tapiche (Peru)

New Trip Report – Vienna

Carizo Plain RFI  (California)


New (old) Trip Report from Kenya and Tanzania

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind – my report back (and my talk) from the British Bird Fair

Two New Trip Reports – Namibia

New Trip Report – Bolivia

I have a bunch more to add this week and next







Mongolia Mammal Trip – last minute availability

August 17, 2016

Phil Telfer, Paul Carter and I are heading to Mongolia at the start of September for a couple of weeks.  A last minute cancellation means we have one space available. Desperately short notice I know but if you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the world’s last wild Camels, some of the crazy looking Long-eared Jerboas and maybe a Gobi Bear or a Snow Leopard then now is your chance.  We leave Ulaan Bator on Saturday 3 September for 2 weeks.

Richard Webb’s report from 2015 gives you an idea of how great a destination Mongolia is.


New Trip Report: Qinghai and Sichuan

July 26, 2016

Another very successful trip report covering both Sichuan & Qinghai on the same trip. I am envious of all those badgers in particular!

Sichuan & Qinghai, 2016: Juan Luis Ortega Herranz, 17 days & 35 species including Chinese Mountain CatPallas’s CatTibetan MacaqueHog, Asian and Chinese Ferret Badgers, Chinese Serow and many of the Tibetan specialities.


New Trip Report: Sichuan and Qinghai

July 24, 2016

Nigel Goodgame had a great time in China, and managed – with the new roads – to combine the Qinghai area and Sichuan into one 3 week trip.

Sichuan & Qinghai, 2016: Nigel Goodgame, 22 days & 34 species including Chinese Mountain CatPallas’s CatAsiatic Black BearChinese Ferret BadgerHog BadgerTakin and Tufted Deer.


New Trip Report: Oman and Dubai

July 23, 2016

Oman and Dubai, 2016: Remco Hofland, 11 days (mainly birding) & 9 species in Oman including False Killer Whale and Africa Wild Cat, and 2 species in Dubai (Cape Hare and Sand Gazelle).


Unusual alliance between two species

July 19, 2016

Bear and wolf – captured by Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen in Finland.

New Trip Report – Corsica

June 29, 2016

Here’s a new report from Ralf Bürglin with some mammals in between the birds and some great pictures.

Corsica, 2016: Ralf Bürglin, 10 days & 7 mammals including Pine Marten and Greater White-toothed Shrew.