Joshua- Are you sticking to birding rules and only counting sightings of
wild animals? If not, there are some zoos within the country that have a
wide variety of ungulates. Otherwise, you have quite a bucket list of world
travels ahead of yourself in order to achieve your goals. Ungulates are
I'm just an animal lover in general. I would love to hear about sightings
in our state and I'm happy to post if I see anything in particular. I'm
assuming this listserv is interested in rare sightings, as I see quite a
few of a few species (armadillos, deer, foxes, cattle, horses) and I have
yet to see a "rare" mammal sighting of any sort.
On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 7:05 PM Joshua Hodge <joshua@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I was waiting for a few people to join the list before I posted my
introduction. A handful have joined in the last hour, so I guess I will
kick things off.
I am Joshua Hodge from Hattiesburg. I have been a birder and member of the
Pine Woods Audubon Society since 2006. I graduated from USM where I was
a biology major thinking about getting into small carnivore research and
conservation before switching majors to paralegal. Even after changing
majors, I spent more hours browsing nature and zoology journals at the
library than working on my courses. :)
My main interests are carnivores and ungulates. I have a dream of being
able to see every species of ungulate in the world before I die. I didn’t
think there were other people interested in mammals or keeping life lists
until I found mammalwatching.com a couple years ago.
Most of my mammal encounters so far are just serendipitous sightings while
birding, but I plan to learn more about techniques for targeting mammals
and try a state “big year” in 2022.
What are your mammal interests, and/or what do you want to see on this