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  The largest and most active site for field herpers.  Lots of extras, including specialized forums for herp photography, literature, news, and extended discussions.  Includes the main and chapter forums of the North American Field Herping Association (N.A.F.H.A.) Widely-used forum with a focus on Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.  Subforums for different areas and countries, as well as photography, literature, and other related topics. In English. Facebook group devoted exclusively to field herping, with thousands of worldwide members.     An impressive number of herp trips throughout Europe and across the world. Detailed accounts filled with many photos.  Some pages in Dutch. Wonderful writing, filled with entertaining and informative reports of local field trips, primarily in eastern Pennsylvania.  Narrative with photos. Clever blog of a frog lover’s adventures around the world, accompanied by lots of great photos to illustrate the narrative. Artistic and dramatic images from field trips to the Amazon, Costa Rica, Mexico, plus Florida and other states in the U.S.  Photographs only. An extensive site with the most comprehensive information and pictures about herping West Texas. Field accounts and photos of herping in Kentucky, by members of the state herp society. Exquisite photos and well-written adventures of fascinating herps from Madagascar, Mexico, and the American Southeast and Southwest.  By the director and tour guide of Blue Chameleon Ventures. A wide variety of European trips, with educational text and plenty of beautiful photographs. One of the very best field herping sites around.  A journal of outstanding reports from the Midwest and all over.  Superb storytelling, well illustrated with photos. Be sure to check out both the current blog and the archive. An exceptional site.  Hundreds of Midwest herp trips dating back to 2001. Excellent narratives, photos, and field notes by a pair of accomplished and long-time herping buddies. Field accounts from Michigan and Illinois, plus entries from New Jersey, with many fine photos and narratives, as well as several videos. Lots of nicely produced clips, with a touch of humor, of father/son herping trips throughout the United States. Extensive photo gallery of snakes feeding in the wild.  A group album with several hundred contributing members. Extremely informative and interesting accounts of herp trips throughout Europe, with excellent photos and narrative. Well-designed site with informative and entertaining narratives, great photos, and excellent cross-references for species and locations. The (mis)adventures of a rattlesnake scientist while doing research in the field.  Blog with photos and narratives. Trips all throughout Europe, plus Australia, Chad, Belize, Israel, and more.  Excellent photo galleries accompanied by descriptive narratives. Nicely produced videos of some Australian snakes. European herp trips, with a focus on Iberia and Greece.     Eco-lodge in Peru that periodically offers herp expeditions. Private research site in Costa Rica dedicated to conservation, with personal guide service led by a herpetologist, available for the reserve and beyond. Expeditions led by Jim Kavney, since 2001. Nocturnal hikes of the Costa Rican rain forest led by internationally renowned herpetologist Cesar L. Barrio-Amorós. Intern and volunteer opportunities in the Peruvian Amazon. India expeditions and volunteer projects conducted by a herp conservation organization.  Based in the United Kingdom. Standard or customized herping expeditions in the Peruvian Amazon. Group and private customized tours to herping destinations in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.  Based in the United Kingdom. Custom guide service for a wide variety of herping expeditions.  Based in Suriname. Volunteer opportunities to assist herp conservation in Guatemala.  Based in the United Kingdom. Peruvian Amazon herping expeditions based in field research stations.  Can also arrange custom tours for individuals and small private groups. Malayasian herping led by local guides with a passion for native species and locations, and expertise in herp photography. Costa Rica wildlife tours of the Osa Peninsula that can be customized for herping, led by Mike Boston, a British herpetologist now living in CR. Florida herp trips guided by master field herper Daniel Parker. Volunteer opportunities to assist research projects in Costa Rica for sea turtle conservation. Customized herp trips with English-speaking guides.  Based in Thailand. Expeditions in the Llanos of Venezuela to participate in the field research of Dr. Jesus Rivera, world famous authority on anacondas. Regular and customized tours to a variety of tropical destinations, with special emphasis on Ecuador, and expertise in herp photography.   A list of popular books about field herping.  In addition to Amazon, another good source to search for used and out-of-print books is AbeBooks. Comprehensive and detailed explanation by Gary Nafis of CaliforniaHerps.com. In-depth articles on various methods and equipment, by Scott Quint of Coastal Plains Reptiles. Superior field hooks and other handling equipment, including customized orders, by John Zegel. The most popular source for tongs, hooks, and other handling equipment. Wide selection of snake-proof boots, chaps, and gaiters. Where to read regulations regarding the hunting of herps (which can apply to handling even if you’re not collecting), and where to get licenses, if needed.
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