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General Mammal Links
Macdonald, D. 2001. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press. A lovely reference book with 900 pages covering every species or group of species.
Mammal Data Add On for BirdBase and BirdArea, Santa Barbara Software Products. Many birders are familiar with the BirdBase software. This database of bird species allows birders to compile trip reports, regional and life lists etc. Santa Barbara Software now produce a Mammal Data Add-On for their software which is compiled from the information in Duff& Lawson (see above). It is pretty easy to use, and a great tool to plan trips and keep records. All the lists on this website were spat out using the software. It was taxonomically updated in 2013, though I have the new list I am stick with the earlier version as I prefer the taxonomy.
The IUCN Redlist website is a fabulous resource with detailed range and other information on every species, including recent taxonomic changes. You can also download the range maps (and metadata) for each species in ESRI GIS shapefile format from http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data#mammals
The Journal of Mammalian Biology has some useful articles on species distribution and so on.
The WWF's Species Finder is an interactive tool that lets you find the range and details of any mammal species.
Uinversity of California, Berkeley's Hall of Mammals. Lots of information and pictures.
University of Michigan's Animal Diversity Web has a lot of scientific information, pictures etc, searchable by species.
The American National Museum of Natural History's Mammal Species of the World is a database/complete checklist of all species.
The American Society of Mammalogists has a quite comprehensive set of images of many different species (from inside and outside the Americas).
I usually buy my books on line. The most comprehensive range of mammal books I've come across is at the NHBS Environment Bookstore. In late 2007 they had almost 4000 mammal-related books, many of which I have never seen anywhere else (including books in Chinese, Russian etc). Other good stores include Andrew Isles in Australia (good for Australian stuff and they get some interesting second hand books as well from time to time) and Subbuteo Books in the UK are always helpful. Amazon.Com - the American site - has quite a lot of stuff too and because many books are cheaper in the USA it is often cheaper to order them from here and get them shipped, than buy them at home.
Add your mammal list total to the Surfbirds site.
Observado is a public database where you can record your mammal sightings. It seems very active and worth checking out, particularly if you are searching for certain species.
And if you are trying to work out the GPS coordinates for some mammal spot (or vice versa) then try this converter.
Here's a link to a set of bat species distributions on google maps.
Whales and Dolphins
Whale Watching Web (lots of links).
The Obis Seamap has GIS information about sightings of all species (choose browse species, then mammalia).
The Planet Whale site has a great guide to whale watching operators around the world (and allows you to search species by species).
Cloudbirders is a great resource where you can search reports by species. Its mainly birds but at least some of the birders record mammals.
Surfbirds is obviously focussed on birds but has lots of trip reports linked to it, some of which have information on mammals.
Birdquest has some good reports too with details of mammals.
The Fat Birder is, again, bird focussed but lots of useful information on countries, wildlife guides, and trip reports, some with good mammal info.
Susan Myer's website has some good trip reports with details on birds and mammals, mainly around Australasia and the Orient.
Jean-Michel Bompar's site has some superb pictures of mammals from his travels around the world. Its in French but he speaks good English if you contact him and he is very knowledgeable (especially about bats and cetaceans) and helpful.
Coke Smith's site has some fabulous photos and reports of his mammal focussed adventures around the world.
Where to watch birds and other wildlife is a new website but should develop into a useful resource I hope with lots on mammals.
There are a few operators who run mammal focussed trips and I include links to those who I have corresponded with over the years and who have helped me, run interesting trips and know what they are doing (or certainly seem to). I have no commercial interest in them.
Details on local guides etc for specific countries are included on the country pages on this site.