USA Westcoast 2014

For your reports/images, made outside Europe and the "Mediterranean" countries. Not to be too narrow minded and limited to our European/Mediterranean herps.

Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Pierre-Yves Vaucher » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:04 pm

wow, nice pictures, Thanks laura, some are very poetic ;-)
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Great stuff, impressive species list! Some very nice scenery pictures as well Laura!

Edit: by the way, the small woodpecker from July 13th would be Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) or Hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus). Can't really see on the low-res picture.
Parrot from July 21st: Red-masked parakeet (Aratinga erythrogenus) (exotic species)
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:59 pm

What a trip! You guys are going to make me love salamanders :) A lot of really great pictures, I particularly love the Crotalus cerastes and assume that encountering the bear was a fantastic moment. Thanks for sharing and good luck for your return in our cold Europe :D
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Kristian Munkholm » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:43 am

As everyone else has already said - great pics and nice reports from what seems like a great trip :)

Nice species list & it's clear you had to work for your finds, so they're well deserved. Some of my favourites are the little horned lizard & the rubber boas but there are many others.

I guess your woodpecker would be hairy rather than downy as downy to my knowledge never have a yellow crown, hairy only rarely. Also, there is considerable size difference between the two. Downy are tiny and while size is not obvious in the pic it doesn't quite seem that small.
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:42 pm

Laura & Bob, nice work, a serious damn yummy collection of animals & landscapes, I will read the report later my friends.
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Thomas Bader » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:35 pm

Fantastic - unbelievable!!
So imopressive! Congatulations...
if you have time and interest for the long presentation in January, please come!!
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Dominik Hauser » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:12 pm

Wow great pictures of both, landscape and animals!
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:48 pm

Very nice! I told you you'd find more species than me ;). Very jealous of the Dicamptodon. Haven't read all yet, but did you try Hydromantes?
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Niklas Ban » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Very nice images the colors are beautiful and also the herps for sure ! 8-)
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Re: USA Westcoast 2014

Postby Thomas Reich » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:49 am

What a great collection of species and beautiful images! I didn't know that there are so many species of salamanders in that area. My favourite is the rubber boa.
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