Mammal Watching Gear

Books, Apps, Software


Bats: Handbook of the Mammals of the World (October, 2019)

Bats of the World Database (March, 2020)

Canids of the World (November, 2018)

Carnivores of the World, 2nd edition (January, 2019)

Felids and Hyenas of the World (September, 2020)

Lagomorphs: Pikas, Rabbits and Hares of the World (August, 2018)

Mammals: A Very Short Introduction (December, 2018)

Mammal listing software: Scythebill (March, 2020)

Mammal listing software: iGoTerra (June, 2020)

Mongooses of the World (February, 2020)

Squirrels of the World (September, 2012)

Walker’s Mammals of the World  (July, 2018)

Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (December, 2019)


Stuart’s Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern African (book & app) (November, 2018)

Stuart’s Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa (book & app) (November, 2018)

Stuart’s Field Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central & East African Wildlife (December, 2018)


Illustrated Checklist to Mammals of the South Asia (September, 2020)

Indian Mammals: A Field Guide. 2014 Edition (October, 2019)

Pictorial Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Sri Lanka (September, 2020)

Sumatran Mammals – free online (September, 2020)


Stuart’s Guide to the Mammals of Europe (app) (February 2020)

North America

A Californian’s Guide to the Mammals Among Us (March, 2019)

Stuart’s Guide to the Mammals of North America (app) (January, 2019)

South America

Illustrated Checklist to Mammals of the Southern Cone (March, 2020)

A Field Guide to Bats of the Amazon (April, 2018)

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Ecuador (April, 2018)

General Gear

Mammalwatching Gear (May, 2018)


Thrunite Catapult (July, 2019)

Choosing a Flashlight for Mammalwatching (a very thorough article from January, 2019)

Mounting a Flashlight on a telescope or camera (January, 2019)

Flashlight RFI (May, 2018)

Flashlight brightness for spotlighting on foot (May, 2016)


Tips on photography while solo spotlighting (May, 2017)

The ultimate mammal watching lens: Nikon 500 mm F5.6 PF ED VR (December, 2019)


How do you use your thermal imager to find wildlife? (May, 2020)

What does using a heat scope look like? (February, 2020)

Top Binoculars: Leica vs Swarovski vs Zeiss (December, 2019)

Swarovski Optik EL 8.5 x 42 binoculars (November, 2019)

Traveling internationally with a Thermal Scope: what are the rules? (August, 2019)

Pulsar XQ 50 Thermal Scope Review (September, 2017)
(also see this post from April 2019 on scope magnification)

LCD monitors for thermal scopes (March, 2018)

Pulsar Thermal Scopes and Night Vision


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