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