Looking for information Japan
I am preparing a holiday to North-Japan (Hokkaido, North- and Central-Honshu) for this winter/spring. I have understand that Hokkaido is a good place to search for Siberian Flying Squirrel, but can’t find any reliable (specific) location to go look for it or any contact information of someone who might do. Near Abashiri seems to be such a spot of which I do find photo’s, but no specific location and still lots of ground to cover. Anyone here who no a location or contact who might?
Have anyone done the ferrytrip from Tomakomai to Niigata? Is that good for marine wildlife and if so, what species should I look out for?
Last but not least: is there any fieldguide for (East-)Asian mammals that covers Japan?
Any other suggestions welcome of course. I did found already some very usefull information here on Mammalwatching.com.
There is a reliable location for Siberian Flying Squirrel in Mongolia. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildlife_of_mongolia/25303016975/in/photolist-ExWzpn-DyoJ8M
I don’t know if it’s the same book Jon mentioned but I have the Field Best Encyclopedia Series Mammals of Japan. This is a good field guide series but only the Latin names are in English which is all I need but others might not like that. It has good photos and maps and includes some small mammals as well as oceanic ones.
Addendum: I just did a search for field guides on the net and Amazon and only found this book unless you want to pay lots of money for a reference book that you can’t take into the field. I got mine while in Tokyo at Maruzen in Reppongi Hills. They had a great selection of guides but I only bought about six since I didn’t want to bring loads of books home. Next time:-)
I found one last winter but it took many hours of driving and walking around with a thermal imager. 43.115553N 142.398039E
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Hi I have nothing re your specific questions but we saw some good mammals this year and you might be interested in my trip report: http://safaritalk.net/topic/18581-japan-in-winter-a-photographic-odyssey-feb-2018/?tab=comments#comment-251302
All the best