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Looking for Carpathian Chamois in Romania

My quest to document all species and subspecies of chamois let me to Romania in August 2021. 8.8.: Coming from Germany via Austria, Slowakia and Hungary, I leave…

Mammal watching joys and disappointments from Hungary

5.8.: Coming from Slovakia my next stop is Aggtelek National Park in Northern Hungary. I stay at a lovely hostel, where I am the only guest. It rains and I decide:…

Tatra Chamois and other Slovakian mammal goodies

I visited the High Tatras in August 2021 to continue my observations of Tatra Chamois. I then resumed my trip towards Hungary with stopovers at Spiš Castle and Muránska Planina National Park. In total I had five days to look for wildlife in Slovakia.

Mammal watching stopover in Austria

I was travelling East this summer (2021) and came through Austria, where I spent some hours at three different locations: two at Lake Neusiedl, one in Vienna. 1.8.:…

St. Lucia Lake, South Africa

In 1998 I attended a Living Lakes conference at St. Lucia Lake. For a couple of days I would get up at 5 every morning and walk a…

Markhor (Capra falconeri)

The „king of the goat tribe“ H. L. Haughton called the Markhor in 1913: „His very looks and bearing are regal.“ [7] For Schaller (1977) it is simply…

Straight-horned Markhor (C. f. megaceros)

As the name suggests: the distinctive feature of this subspecies is its straight horns. There are two phenotypes: Kabul Markhor and Suleiman Markhor. Both forms are rather small….

Wildlife in the Darwaz Mountains of Tajikistan

I visited Tajikistan between February 15th and March 2nd 2020. They main purpose of the trip for me was to see Markhor. Of course I was equally excited to observe all other wildlife species –…

Winter birds of Darwaz, Tajikistan

Here are some of the birds that I encountered on my trip through Tajikistan. To find out more about the country and its wildlife switch to my other…

Afghanistan, 2020

No, I haven’t been there. But during my trip to Tajikistan I had the chance to look across the border every day, got an impression how life is…