The Netherlands

I haven’t looked for mammals in the Netherlands, but I’ve included community reports from those that have.

Community Reports

Holland, 2023: Samuel Marlin’s report of a long weekend looking for mammals from a photo hide, with 10 species including Polecats and Beech & Pine Martens. Great photos.

Drenthe and Overijsel, 2020: Sjef Ollers, a weekend & 13 species including Polecat and Beech & Pine Martens.

Mustelids near Amsterdam, 2020: Ingrid den Boer’s report on a photographic hide home to regular Polecats, Badgers and both Pine& Stone Martens.

Double Dutch, 2011: Mark Hows, 3 days & 16 mammals including Bi-Coloured White-toothed Shrews and Root Voles.

Going Dutch, 2011: Mark Hows, 6 days & 18 mammals including Pond Bats and Common Hamsters.

Holland, Belgium and Germany, 2010: Mark Hows, 1 week & 22 mammals including Mouflon and Beech Marten.

Also See

Wisent at Zuid-Kennemerland RFI March 2022

Wolf Map for Central Europe – showing changes in Wolf distribution March 2022

Walrus Twitch, October 2021

RFI Amsterdam, Prague and Singapore March 2009


  • RobJansen

    Can we change this title to the official name: The Netherlands?;-) most mammalwatching will probably take place outside of ‘Holland’, being only two provinces of the twelve 🙂

    • Jon Hall

      Done and I had no idea. SO thanks for the geography lesson! Is Belgium one of the provinces too? 🙂

      • Jean Dille

        Belgium and The Netherlands are 2 different countries but both are in the European Union.

        • Jon Hall

          Thanks Jean. I was joking. I did know that … I promise I did!

          • Lennartv

            In the good old days they used to be a province Jon. Imagine the listing possibilities. I would have like a Bowhead on my national list 🙂

          • Jon Hall

            Haha …never say never. Bowheads in Holland or recolonization are both possibilities I guess!

  • Jean Dille

    Well done, Jon. I fell into the trap. Hoping to meet you on the Hondius in June.


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