From 3-17 March I have visited Ethiopia on a birding and mammal tour with 7 friends. Route: Addis-Sululta Plains – Debre Libanos – Jemma Valley – Debre Birhan – Ankober – Animalia Lodge – Ali Dege plains – Aswash Falls Lodge – Bale – Harenna – Negele & Liben Plain – Dawa Wachile – Yabello – Awassa – Senkele – Wondo Genet – Lake Langano – Addis. Especially since nightdrives/long night walks were out of the question due to security reasons at all key sites, I think we did quite well with 57 species species observed (incl. all monkeys and 5 cat species).
All species, with exact coordinates can be seen by following this link:
https://ethiopia.observation. org/soortenlijst_wg_v3.php? date=0%2F&g=2&fam=0&jaar=0& maand=0&from=2018-03-04&to= 2018-03-17&kwart=0&rar=0&s%5B% 5D=S&exo=0&esc=0&only_valid=0
(good to know that we still have to clean up the list a bit).
Regarding the mice/rats, in several occasions we found it hard to come to a correct identification, even after using HMW. I would like therefore to use the forum to help (confirm the) ID the following animals:
Of course comments on any of the other observations are also welcome.
With kind regards,
Merijn van Leeuwen