About Jon

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.

Jon Hall, Ladakh

Looking for Snow Leopards, Ladakh, India, 2014

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 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.



Jon Hall Baffin

Narwhal watching, Baffin Island, 2006 (Photo Ken Balderson)


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