Costa Rica (mainly batting and ratting)
I visited Costa Rica in January 2021, travelling with Fiona Reid for a few days in the mountains before going to her place(s) near Golfito. She had planned a bat blitz there in Mar
Help us ID Mammals from Uganda: a couple mongooses, a couple of genets, 2 mice, a gerbil and a squirrel
Hi everyone! Alex Meyer and I have just recently visited Uganda, and saw lots of cool and interesting mammals – but before I can put together a full report, we would like to
New trip report – Zambia
Hope everyone is getting on ok in the time of Covid – with a bit of luck many of us can see a little bit of light at the end of a long tunnel now. This is a nice trip report
A reliable place for Western mountain coati (Nasuella olivacea quitensis) near Mindo, Ecuador.
San Tadeo Birding garden near the famous birding town Mindo currently (end of February 2021) provides a great and easy opportunity to spot mountain coati. This is a lovely little p
Guide recommendations?? – Kenya (Arabuko soroke)
Time to slowly start planning future trips after this covid-madness in the world. Someone who can recommend a good guide or tour operator in Kenya for primarily Arabuko-soroke fore
Need ID for Grass rats from Ethiopia
Could somebody help me with the identification of these Grass rats (presumably Arvicanthis) from Ethiopia Picture mid and right were taken in the northwestern highlands, 20 km west
Okapi in a bean field
For many the number 1 mammal I believe. Perhaps it’s possible in the future. We need a trip to this bean field asap :). Very cool to see this Okapi coming out of the forest.
“The New Big 5” – follow up
Hello all, Many thanks to everybody who commented with suggestions on my last post, the final version is now out there: https://shoestringsafari.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/the-new-bi
“The New Big 5” – looking for comments!
Hello all, I’ve been working on the following text for an upcoming post on my blog, and since most of them are mammals I thought I’d run it through here first. Any comm
Tantalus or Vervet – or both?
Hi everyone, As I’m starting to put together Alex Meyer and I’s trip report to Uganda, I’m wondering about vervet monkeys. I see trip reports where both Vervet and Tantalus m