a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
Scan the navigation column on the left for an alphabetical list of different biomes. Click on the intro page for the different species within. Below are some suggestions of ecosystems you might want to explore...
West of the Great Dividing Range, Western Grey Kangaroos are a common mammal of Australia's temperate Eucalyptus woodlands.
Like birdwatching? Some of the cutest and confiding creatures are the birds of temperate forests of the Himalayas.
The open tropical oceans of the world make up the largest natural ecosystem on the planet. They don't have high species diversity, and wildlife is scare and hard to see, but there are special sights to be seen; including fish that fly!
The rainforests of Central and South America hold the richest avifauna in the world, including many species of stunning hummingbirds.
The wonderful diversity of the primates of African rainforest.
The rainforests of Australia and New Guinea host kangaroos that live in trees, and the largest jungle bird in the world
The mammals of the southern temperate oceans around New Zealand and southern Australia include 'Dusky Dolphins'.
The Arctic waters are remote and beautiful. As the days gets shorter in autumn, the northern lights get easier to see.
The rainforest of Wallacea is a mix of Australian and Asian derived species, with many endemic, including the tiny Tarsier.
The Antarctic and Subantarctic is famously home to a variety of penguins and other southern ocean birds.
The rainforests of South and Central America host the highest diversity of invertebrates in the world, incuding varieties of Tarantula!
The more open parts of the tropical open ocean are home to amazing drifting invertebrates.
The rainforests of New Guinea and Australia incoude remarkable groups of endemic birds, including the spectacular displaying birds of paradise.
The transition zone of Wallacea includes the biggest lizards in the world!
Orang-utans are one of many primate species in the tropical Indo-Malayan rainforest.
Tree Kangaroos are one of the more remarkable mammals in tropical Australasian rainforest.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland"