Greek Research Trips

THE NEXT TRIP WILL BE  on 1st – 8th June 2020 – postponed due to covid19 to 9 – 16th October and this will be to Evia



Corfu – 3rd – 10th June 2019

the accommodation for this trip is in the North of the island.

Take a look at the photos to get an idea of the previous trips.




Lemnos – 13th – 18th October 2018

Tad ten, M Myo, M bly, R fer, R hip, Pl Kol, Pl aus, P Kuhl, P pi,

plus audible records H Sav, e ser, Myotis sp






























Lefkada 4th – 8th June 2018

P pi, P Kuhl, h sav, r hip, r fer, R eur, M ema, M shr, M myo, N Leis,

plus audible recordings of R blas, m cap, N las? tad ten
























Naxos  – 6th – 13th October 2017

Capture list: P pi, R hip, R fer, R blas, M bly, Pl Kol, M my, P Kuhl

Plus audible recordings of Tad ten, H sav, R eur/Meh, and 55 Pip


















Lesvos June 2017 

Using Plomari as our research centre

We caught Rhinolophus Ferumequinum, Rhinolophus blasius, Rhinolophus euryale, Rhinolophus Mehelyi, Rhinolophus hipposideros, Pipistrellus Kuhli, Hypsugo Savi, Myotis Myotis, Myotis Cappacini, Myotis emarginatus, Myotis Mystancinus/Aurescens, Nyctalus Leisleri, Miniopteris Shreibersi, Myotis sp unidentifiable, V small Pip sp.






















Lesvos October 2016

Scala Eresos as research centre

We caught  Myotis Blythi, Pipistrellus Kuhli, Myotis cappacini, Pipistrellus Pipistrellus, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Rhinolophus Blasius, Rhinolphus Euryale, Rhinoplophus hipposideros and we recorded audibly Tadarida Teniotis. The turtles were fun in the pool nearby and the petrified forest we visited on the last day was so interesting.



















Andros – June 2016

A beautiful island, close to Athens and full of lush gardens and rich valleys.

We caught Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Pipistrellus Kuhli, Hypsugo Savi, Rhinolophus  Blasius, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Rhinolophus hipposideros, Myotis Bylthi, Myotis emerginatus, Myotis Aurescens, Plecotus Kolombatovici, plus we recorded audibly Tadarida teniotis, Myotis Cappacini/Daubentoni, and unidentified Myotis sp.




















Kos – September 2015

We found the island to have fewer bats and fewer species than some, but still found 5 species

in the hand including Greater Horseshoe Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Kuhl’s Pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii, Savi’s Pipistrelle Hypsugo 


savii, and Anatolian Serotine Eptesicus anatolicus, with European free-tailed Tadarida teniotis, Lesser Horseshoe Rhinolophus hipposideros, Noctule Nyctalus noctula, and an unidentified Myotis sp. recorded using detectors. Probably there are more species there

to find!



















Chios – May 2015

12 species recorded in the hand including Blasius’s horseshoe Rhinolophus blasii, greater horseshoe Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, lesser horseshoe Rhinolophus hipposideros, common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Kuhl’s pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii, soprano pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Savi’s pipistrelle Hypsugo savii, Geoffroy’s Myotis emarginatus, lesser mouse-eared Myotis blythii, Steppe whiskered Myotis aurascens, Balkan long-eared Plecotus kolombatovici, and Schreibers’ Miniopterus schreibersiiwith European free-tailed Tadarida teniotis, noctule Nyctalus sp., serotine Eptesicus serotinus sp., and an unidentified horseshoe Rhinolophus sp. recorded using detectors.





Ikaria – September 2014

Ikaria trip was conducted  with our friend and colleague Panagiotis, our with whom we collaborate with for most of the Greek island research trips. We caught 9 species in the

hand, including common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Blasius’s horseshoe Rhinolophus blasii, greater horseshoe Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, lesser horseshoe Rhinolophus hipposideros, lesser mouse-eared Myotis blythii, Steppe whiskered Myotis aurascens, Geoffroy’s Myotis emarginatus, Leisler’s Nyctalus leisleri, and a long-eared Plecotus sp., with European free-tailed Tadarida teniotis, long-fingered bat Myotis capaccinii, Savi’s pipistrelle Hypsugo savii, Kuhl’s pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii, and probable Mehely’s horseshoe Rhinolophus mehelyi recorded using detectors – but not captured – so we need to go back just to find this beauty alone!

On this research trip we also had the pleasure of the company of Chris Corben and Kim Livengood who wonderufully enhanced the Anabat information for all our group. We plan to collaborate with Chris Corben and Kim Livengood in Greece again in coming years, when time allows him to do this.


Rhodes – June 2014

On Rhodes, the bats were fewer, but we had quality and not quantity and still caught 11 species  on the trip – and made audio recordings of a further 2 species. Anatolian serotine Eptesicus Anatolicus, the blonde serotine, was the big highlight capture of this trip, so not bad!






Kefalonia – May and October 2013





We made two trips to Kefalonia as it is a large island. We did both of these in collaboration with Elena Padatou and 11 bat species were confirmed as present on Kefalonia having been

caught and identified at various locations, with a further 5 possible species recorded on Anabat or Petterson. Species included lesser horseshoe Rhinolophus hipposideros, Blasius’s horseshoe Rhinolophus blasii, Mediterranean horseshoe Rhinolophus euryale, lesser mouse-eared Myotis blythii, Geoffroy’s Myotis emarginatus, long-fingered bat Myotis capaccinii, Kuhl’s pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii, soprano pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Savi’s pipistrelle Hypsugo savii, Leisler’s Nyctalus leisleri, and Schreibers’ Miniopterus schreibersii.



Crete – 2011 and 2012





We caught 15 of the 17 species recorded as being present on Crete during two trips to Crete;

Kuhl’s pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii, Hanaki’s pipistrelle Pipistrellus hanaki, Savi’s pipistrelle Hypsugo savii, lesser mouse-eared Myotis blythii, long-fingered bat Myotis capaccinii, Blasius’s horseshoe Rhinolophus blasii, greater horseshoe Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, lesser horseshoe Rhinolophus hipposideros, Balkan long-eared Plecotus kolombatovici, Schreiber’s’ Miniopterus schreibersii, European free-tailed Tadarida teniotis, Alpine long-eared Plecotus macrobullaris, Leisler’s Nyctalus leisleri, whiskered bat Myotis mystacinus, and Nathusius’ pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii.

Both the smallest and the largest of the European bats are found on Crete. It is a wonderful island.