New Trip Reports – Tibet

Jepser Hornskov has sent me 4 reports from Tibet where he has seen a mouthwatering set of mammals over the years running (primarily) birding trips. I am now more desperate to go than ever and if anyone is interested in coming along let me know. Late (northern) summer through November seem to be the best times to go. I’d like to go either this year or next.

His reports (from 2011, 2008, 2006 and 2005) are all here

But here also is the list from last year’s trip

Himalayan Marmot Marmota himalayana
Tibetan Dwarf Hamster Cricetulus tibetanus
Gansu Pika Ochotona cansus
Black-lipped (= Plateau) Pika Ochotona curzoniae
Chinese Red Pika Ochotona erythrotis
Glover’s Pika Ochotona gloveri
Large-eared Pika Ochotona macrotis
Woolly Hare Lepus oiostolus
Tolai Hare Lepus tolai
?Pearson’s Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus pearsoni
?Little Tubenosed Bat Murina aurata
Lynx Lynx lynx
Wolf Canis lupus
Tibetan Fox Vulpes ferrilata
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Asian Badger Meles leucurus
Mountain Weasel Mustela altaica
Steppe Polecat Mustela eversmanii
Kiang Equus kiang
Alpine Musk Deer Moshus chrysogaster
‘Red Deer Cervus elaphus’
White-lipped Deer Przewalskium albirostris
Wild Yak Bos grunniens
Goitred Gazelle Gazella subgutturosa
Tibetan Gazelle Procapra picticaudata
Przevalski’s Gazelle Procapra przewalskii
Chinese Serow Capricornis milneedwardsii
Tibetan Antelope Pantholops hodgsonii
Blue Sheep Pseudois nayaur




  • vdinets

    I am applying for a couple of grants that would involve some research in far western Tibet in 2013. If I get either one of them, I’d be happy to join a trip to Altyn NP (the best part for mammals) as well. I am now looking for ways to cut the cost substantially by avoiding the extreme price for jeep-driver-police informant rentals.

  • Coke Smith

    Holy crap! What a list! Jon – since this summer is evolving most likely in to another “Africa Summer”, we are seriously thinking about using our October holidays in the fall (about 9 days or so) to head to Qinghai and do a major trip there…Just a thought


    Hey Coke and Jon you know you guys can’t leave with out me. 🙂

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