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I enjoy reading other fieldherpers descriptions of their herping field trips and looking at the herp pictures they have taken. Most current field reports have migrated away from blogs and public forums to Facebook and other social networking services, which by their nature are not meant to be read by the public and will disappear quickly with no way to read past reports, but there still are some places that are open to the public which remain as an archive of herping trips. This is a list of links to some of those web sites and blogs. Personal pages such as these are ephemeral - the web is littered with their broken links and pages that have not been updated in years, and frequently the information is moved to another url, so it's likely some of these will be gone soon. I have had to remove some of my favorites from this list already.

Also take a look at my List of Online Herping Forums where the public discusses herps and fieldherping.

iNaturalist Reptiles and Amphibians of California Records A map of herp observations in California that have been reported to iNaturalist.
Herpetofauna of Europe Jeroen Spreybroeck's great illustrated reports of his herping trips around Europe and the world.
Herping Adventures In Bangkok Part of Jonathan Hakkim's excellent Reptiles and Amphibians of Bangkok blog. Adventures from the field Chris Harrison's field trips and life list.
Costa Rica Herpin' Adventures Field herping reports from Jim Kavney's guided trips to Costa Rica.
Herp Trips The herping adventures of Eitan & Ron Grunwald and friends
Herpsafari - Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe Dutch herper Bobby Bok's trips around Europe and the world. A few are in English.
Notes From The Field: A Journal of Amphibians and Reptiles Mike Pingleton's herping field trip notes.
Philly Herping Bernard Brown's herping reports from Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The Field Herping Adventures of Melissa Coakley
Wild Herps John Sullivan's massive illustrated life list from many enviable herping trips around the world. These are not trip reports, but photos of herps found on the trips, many of which are also found on this web site.
Zach Lim's Blog Highlighting the reptiles and amphibians that he has found and photographed in the field.
Field Ventures Joshua David Holbrook's blog about his adventures with Florida herps, including links to his FieldHerpForum reports.
Jonathan Crowe * Jonathan Crowe's multi-topic blog has a section of herping reports.
Living Alongside Wildlife This isn't really reports of fieldherping, it's David Steen's blog about wildlife and natural, with lots of information about herps.
Buckeye Herps Jason Folt's Herping Blog. "A photographic journal of the reptiles and amphibians of Ohio, Michigan and other places interesting wildlife call home."
Herping the Globe Facebook Group People post pictures and reports of herping from around the world.
Field Herping North America Facebook Group People post pictures and reports of herping in North America.
Tracks and Signs of Reptiles and Amphibians Facebook Group People post pictures and reports of tracks and signs of reptiles and amphibians.
In-situ Facebook Group People post pictures they have taken of herps in situ.
Die Eideschsennatter Frank Buechter's German web site about Malpolon, which he calls the smartest snake in Europe, which has very interesting social behavior between males and females, also has some fieldherping trip information. If you don't know German, use Google Translator and enjoy.
LouB747 YouTube Channel Videos of an airline pilot hunting for snakes around the world.
Gert Jan Verspui - Amphibian & Reptile Adventures Lots of trip reports, mostly from Europe, some from other continents, all with outstanding photographs.

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