County Species & Atlas

Herefordshire Mammal Species List

The information below and species pages are a work in progress and are incomplete. If you wish to add to the content of these pages (some photographs would be welcome) or provide any updates, please contact us and we will consider your contribution or suggestions.

Resident UK Species List

There are about 55 - 60 species of mammals said to be resident or regularly breeding in the UK; most of these are listed below. There are also several others considered to be vagrant, feral, introduced, domestic or occasional visitors (e.g wallabies, beaver).

Those species recorded in Herefordshire within the last 50 years or so are indicated in the list below by an underlined name.

Herefordshire Mammal Atlas

Where available, click on the underlined Order headings below to go to the specific Herefordshire Mammal Atlas for distribution maps and further information. Most Atlases were published 2015-16, but a 2021 issue of the Bat Atlas is availble through the Herefordshire Bat Research Group


  • Common shrew

  • Water shrew

  • Pigmy shrew

  • Greater white-toothed shrew

  • Hedgehog

  • Mole


  • Rabbit

  • Brown hare

  • Mountain hare


  • Fox

  • Wildcat

  • Pine marten

  • Stoat

  • Weasel

  • Polecat

  • American mink

  • Otter

  • Badger


  • Brown rat

  • Field vole

  • Bank vole

  • Water vole

  • Hazel dormouse

  • Wood mouse

  • Yellow-necked mouse

  • House mouse

  • Harvest mouse

  • Grey squirrel

  • Red squirrel

  • Eurasian beaver


  • Red deer

  • Muntjac deer

  • Roe deer

  • Sika deer

  • Fallow deer

  • Chinese water deer

  • Wild boar


  • Common seal

  • Grey seal


  • Greater horseshoe bat

  • Lesser horseshoe bat

  • Common pipistrelle bat

  • Soprano pipistrelle bat

  • Nathusius pipistrelle bat

  • Brown long-eared bat

  • Grey long-eared bat

  • Barbestelle bat

  • Noctule bat

  • Serotine bat

  • Leisler’s bat

  • Natterers bat

  • Daubenton’s bat

  • Whiskered bat

  • Brandt's bat

  • Bechstein’s bat

  • Alcathoe bat