Summaries of some of my trips around the world in the pursuit of wildlife. These reports are not exhaustive in their recollection of sightings. For a complete catalogue of sightings, see the species list.

Sri Lanka, Sinharaja – March 2017

On nearly reaching our destination, the road became too steep for our vehicle to negotiate without grounding itself, so we decided to walk the rest of the way, enlisting a…

Sri Lanka, Bentota – March 2017

We’d started in Wilpattu which was significantly further north than some of the other places we planned to visit, so we decided to stop at Bentota for three days on…

Sri Lanka, Wilpattu – March 2017

Our first flight was from Birmingham to Dubai. Although we left home early in the morning, it was already dark by the time we landed, but we had amazing views…

Germany – January 2017

This trip was primarily about visiting family and friends, with little time for serious photography or finding wildlife, but I kept a list throughout the trip, which is below. The…

Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.3

It’s been 8 months since the camera was put in position. It’s starting to show signs of humidity damage now, but for the time being it’s still taking pictures. The…

Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.2

It’s now been just over 70 days since I left the camera trap set up on an animal trail that leads through tropical rainforest down to the coast on the…

Costa Rica – trail-cam update pt.1

It’s been over a month since returning from Costa Rica, and over a month since the camera trap I set up has been in position, watching for wildlife. The first…

Costa Rica, summary – March 2016

The process of identifying some of the more difficult species, such as arachnids, anoles, invertebrates and amphibians, is still ongoing, but everything else has been added to the species list,…

Costa Rica, Monteverde – March 2016

Setting off from Arenal, we were headed for Monteverde. It’s perhaps only 15-20km away, but a volcano and a large lake stand between them, so it was a 3 hour…

Costa Rica, Arenal – March 2016

It was around a six hour drive from Tortuguero to Arenal. The volcano was shrouded in cloud when we arrived. A Great Kiskadee was the first bird to be identified…

Costa Rica, Tortuguero – March 2016

The drive from home to Heathrow was uneventful but longer than necessary. We arrived at a hotel ready for an early flight in the morning to Newark, New York. Getting…