Here’s an account of a Big Mammal Day that we did in the Serengeti ecosystem last year, where we set a new species record. I thought that this total would be hard to beat, but last weekend, quite unexpectedly, the original team – plus one new member – broke this record quite convincingly in a different ecosystem in Tanzania. I’ll post that report on here once I’ve got around to writing it.
Big Mammal Days are good fun and I hope this encourages more mammal watchers to go and try them, no matter where you are based. You might be surprised at how many species you can tally with some preparation and local knowledge.