I’ve been interested in animals since I was a toddler living in North Wales. As this letter to Father Christmas shows, I was building a mammal list when I was 7, even if these were plastic mammals for my toy zoo. Those capable of reading my disastrous writing will spot a worrying interest in birds. Thankfully this passed.
It wasn’t until I left the UK and spent 1991 in Zambia that I really got into mammal watching. Since then I’ve lived in Australia, France and now New York City, and looked for mammals in almost 100 countries. My life list is here. I firmly believe mammalwatching is a road to happiness.
I sent up this site in 2005 as a way to share the sort of information that birders enjoy. If you have any content, comments or suggestions I’d be glad to get them: just drop me an email.
Happy mammal watching.