Macedonian Mouse habitat, near Lake Kerkini

In 2019 I spent a night near Lake Kerkini in northern Greece, at the Hotel Villa Belles. I caught two Macedonian Mice in grassland along the road close to the hotel. Quite easy to identify from House Mice by their short tails (much shorter than their head body).

Macedonian Mouse, Mus macedonicus

Community Reports

Corfu, Vienna, Bergamo & Hungary, 2023: Bruno Kovács Gómez’s report of a family holiday with species in Greece including a possible Western Broad-toothed Field Mouse.

How not to find a Monk Seal in Greece, 2023: Ralf Bürglin’s account of 2 weeks in Greece without Monk Seals, but with various other wildlife along the way.

Greece, 2022: Jonathan Ben Simon, 6 days & 4 species including Mediterranean Monk Seal. 

Mount Olympus, 2022: Ralf Bürglin, 9 days including Chamois and Western Broad-toothed Field Mouse.

Southern Italy & Northern Greece, 2021: Anita Ericson, 2 weeks & 18 species in Greece including European Wildcat and Macedonian Mouse.

Balkans, 2019: Jon Hall’s brief report on a few species including Macedonian Mouse, with information on the Balkan Lynx.

Crete, 2019: Michael Kessler, 8 days & 20 species (several of them dead) including Etruscan ShrewEastern Rock MouseEuropean Free-tailed Bat and Steppe Bat.

Kamena Vourla, 2018: Mike Bailey, 5 days and a Mediterranean Monk Seal.

The Balkans, 2016 (and some flashbacks to the early 1990s): Vladimir Dinets, 6 weeks and 100+ mammals including Martino’s Snow Vole, Romanian Hamster, Western Broad-toothed Mouse, Bicoloured and Etruscan Shrews, a Mediterranean Monk Seal and European Polecat.

Greece (Roadkill Safari), 2013: Coke, Som and Cokie Smith, a few days and Cretan Wild Goats plus a few other mammals, mainly squashed.

Also See

Cretan Wild Goats, May 2020

Monk Seal on Samos August 2015

RFI For Some European Species Apr 2013, with information on Cretan Wild Goats and more.

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