Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Exotic Ungulates in BC: New Article 2018

A new article on exotic ungulates in British Columbia by mammal expert David Shackleton has now been posted on E-Fauna BC. You can find it and other introductory articles linked to from the menu on the home page.  The new article is extracted from David's book on the Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia (Revised Edition).  It covers species introductions and persistence, with documentation.  Exotic species covered include Fallow Deer, Wild Boar, feral goats and feral horses.  The Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia is an invaluable source of information on ungulates in BC, with detailed discussion of native species and introduced species. The introduction is well worth a read.

More Bird Information on E-Fauna BC: 2018

The Birds of British Columbia sections on E-Fauna have just been expanded, thanks to the efforts of expert birders Rick Toochin, Jamie Fenneman,  Mitch Meredith, Louis Haviland, Don Cecile, Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne, Martin Williams, Paul Baker and Dave Baker. This includes updated checklists of species on our checklists page, more than thirty new articles on the vagrant birds of BC (see home page menu) and new articles on other bird species in BC.  Discussions are provided on hypothetical species, introduced species, and extinct species.  New articles that have been added include Eurasian Skylark, Eastern Bluebird, Great Black-backed Gull, and more. These articles are extensive and provide documentation of all records for a vagrant species in BC, documentation of species introductions and successes or failures, and discussion of species that hypothetically occur here.  There is more to come as Rick and others write about definitions of status and more.