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Update 11th of September 2021
A crazy trip with more species than ever before! We knew Costa Rica would be amazing, but this trip really exceeded our expectations. During a month in this country we could see many of the emblematic species of the country, as well as several rarely observed ones. Click here for the trip report.
Update 11th of November 2019
Sun, sea and snakes! What more can you wish for?! Laura and I have visited the Greek island of Milos and had a relaxing trip with some amazing observations of the local herpetofauna. Just what we needed after a busy summer! Click here for the report or look in the menu under "Trip reports EU".
Update 20th of August 2019
A month in Mexico and over a 100 different species of amphibian and reptile observed. We didn't get rain throughout much of the trip but with hard work we managed to find some highly iconic animals. Trip report is found under "Trip reports outside EU" or simply click here.
Update 19th of June 2019
Spring is always a good time to visit Greece. So that is exactly what I did with a small group of my students. We had the most incredible luck and had some highly memorable wildlife encounters. An awesome trip for sure! Click here for the report or search under "Trip reports EU".
Update 21st of January 2018
A new year and a new tripreport! Laura and I spent a week in the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula. While conditions were rather dry and warm we still managed to find some very special salamanders. Click here for the trip report or search under "Trip reports EU".
Update 8th of October 2017
Guatemala's jungles were stunning, both in term of landscapes and biodiversity. Traveling through cloud forests and dense jungle, past volcanoes and maya temples we could observe over a 100 species including many iconic species. Trip report can be found under "Trip reports outside EU" or simply click here.
Update 14th of August 2017
With only two Greek species left on my tick list, things were getting pretty tense. But spending a week in the Pindos Mountains and managing to visit the uninhabited island of Pori made sure I could complete the list. Click here for the trip report or search under "Trip reports EU".
Update 25th of September 2016
From tiny snakes and pygmy frogs, to giant tortoises and giant geckoes. The ancient granite islands of the Seychelles harbour a wealth of endemic species and unique creatures. Herping in the lush jungles, dense mangroves and dreamlike shores is pure bliss! Click here for the trip report or search under "Trip reports outside EU".
Update 12th of September 2016
The desert in the United Arab Emirates was even hotter than we imagined it to be. Roasty toasty both by day and night which made especially snakes hard to come by. Nonetheless we found several of our target species and our stay had many highlights. From discovering several Saw-scaled Vipers in the middle of the night, to sneaking up on a big Desert Monitor Lizard...
Update 16th of May 2016
From the ancient Hyrcanian Forests in the north to the vast deserts in the south, Iran is home to a huge number of amphibians and reptiles. During a two week trip we could find almost a quarter of its entire herpetofauna, including many enigmatic species. Click here for the trip report or search under "Trip reports outside EU".