Field Study Group

The Dutch Mammal Society is an organization dedicated to the study and protection of mammals. In this organization volunteers, both professional and amateur mammal experts, co-operate amicably. The Field Study Group, a sub-division of this organization, specializes in carrying out mammal surveys in the field. Every year the Field Study Group uses a variety of techniques to this end. It plays a key role in trying out new and innovative surveying methods.

 

During the year, the Field Study Group organizes several field activities in the Netherlands. A yearly summer camp abroad is also a traditional part of the programme, both aimed at surveying mammal species which are rare or absent in the Netherlands, and at extending and exchanging knowledge of the presence and abundance of mammals. Summer camps abroad invariably take place in co-operation with local wildlife organizations in order to fulfil the Mammal Society's aims as well as those of our foreign counterparts. Information gathered this way is more likely to play a role in the protection and management of the area in general and of mammals in particular.

Every year a report is compiled using the data gathered during the summer camp. Most reports are written in Dutch, but some of the more recent reports are available in English or have an English summary. All reports, some of them quite extensive, can be downloaded from this website. Simply click on the report listed below and the report will be opened in PDF-format. Please note it may take some time to open reports that are larger than 4 Mb. In such cases it is recommended to right-click on the title and choose the "save as" option. If you have any trouble opening or downloading a report, please inform the Field Study Group . A full publication list containing all the reports published by the Field Study Group (including those in Dutch) can be found at our publication page. A summary of the reports written in French you can find on the French report page.

 

Camera images archive

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Archives of automatic camera images

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our summer camp in Albanie in 2015 (click to enlarge):

Ursus arctos 1 Ursus arctos 2

Ursus arctos 1                         Ursus arctos 2

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our summer camp in Montenegro in 2014 (click to enlarge):

Martes foina

Martes foina

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our summer camp in Bulgaria in 2013 (click to enlarge):

Sciurus vulgaris Dryomys nitedula Lutra lutra Vulpes vulpes

Sciurus vulgaris                      Dryomys nitedula                   Lutra lutra                              Vulpes vulpes

Martes foina Lepus europaeus

Martes foina                           Lepus europaeus

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our summer camp in Spain in 2012 (click to enlarge):

 

Wolf WolfRoe deer

Canis lupus 1                            Canis lupus 2                       Capreolus capreolus

 

Red fox Wild boarRed fox 

Pine marten                             Sus scrofa                   Vulpes vulpes

 

 

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our  summer camp in Croatia in 2011 (click to enlarge):

 

Badger Edible DormouseMarten specWild Cat

Meles meles                              Glis glis                                 Marten spec.                       Felis silvestris

 

Red fox Red foxWild boarWild boar

Vulpes vulpes (1)                    Vulpes vulpes (2)                   Sus scrofa (1)                        Sus scrofa (2)

 

 

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps in the Robbenoordbos in the Netherlands 2010 (click to enlarge):

 

Martes martes Martes martes   

Martes martes (1)                 Martes martes (2)

 

 

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our summer camp in Portugal 2009 (click to enlarge):

 

Genetta genetta Genetta genetta Genetta genetta Genetta genetta 

Genetta genetta (1)           Genetta genetta (2)           Genetta genetta (3)           Genetta genetta (4)

 

Genetta genetta Genetta genetta Genetta genetta Genetta genetta 

Genetta genetta (5)           Genetta genetta (6)           Genetta genetta (7)           Genetta genetta (8)

  

Genetta genetta Genetta genetta Genetta genetta Genetta genetta 

Sciurus vulgaris                  Vulpes vulpes                  Martes foina (1)                   Martes foina (2)

  

Sus scrofa 1 Sus scrofa 2 Sus scrofa 3 Sus scrofa 4 

 Sus scrofa (1)                  Sus scrofa (2)                    Sus scrofa (3)                   Sus scrofa (4)

 

 

You can download some films of mammals made by our camera-traps (right-click and choose "save as"):

 

Martes foina 1 Martes foina 2 Genetta genetta

 Martes foina (1)                  Martes foina (2)                Genetta genetta (1)

 

 

Flms of mammals taken by our camera-traps during our summer camp in Romania in 2008 (right-click and choose "save as"):

 

Apodemus spec Apodemus spec 2 Vulpes vulpes Vulpes vulpes

 Apodemus spec (1)               Apodemus spec (2)          Vulpes vulpes (1)             Vulpes vulpes (2)

 

 

Images of mammals taken by our camera-traps on the Veluwe (Netherlands) in 2008 (click to enlarge):

 

Capreolus capreolus Caperolus capreolus Meles meles Meles meles 

Capreolus capreolus (1)    Capreolus capreolus (2)     Meles meles (1)                 Meles meles (2)

 

Sus scrofa Sus scrofa Vulpes vulpes Vulpes vulpes 

Sus scrofa (1)                    Sus scrofa (2)                  Vulpes vulpes (1)              Vulpes vulpes (2)

Reports available in English

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Mammal survey Western Rhodopes


 year2013

countryBulgaria

ISBN/EAN978-90-79924-34-9

Size (MB)8,0

remarks-

 

Mammal survey Galicia


 year2012

countrySpain

ISBN978-90-79924-32-5

Size (MB)11,0

remarks-

 

Mammal survey Biokovo


 year2011

countryCroatia

ISBN978-90-79924-29-5

Size (MB)15,9

remarksReport in English

 

Mammal survey Patvinsuo


 year2010

countrySuomi / Finland

ISBN978-90-79924-21-9

Size (MB)5,6

remarksReport in English

 

Mammal survey Serra da Estrela


 year2009

countryPortugal

ISBN978-90-79924-14-1

Size (MB)23,5

remarksReport in English. Addendum: DNA-analysis bats.

 

Mammal survey Apuseni mountains Transylvania


 year2008

countryRomania

ISBN978-90-70024-13-4

Size (MB)22,8

remarksReport in English

 

Mammal survey Matsalu

year

2007

countryEstonia

ISBN978-90-73162-94-5

size (MB)22,6

remarks

Report in English.

Update: hibernating bats in 2011 (690 kB)

 

Myotis bechsteinii and Myotis nattereri at Eerde estate

year

2007

countryNetherlands

ISBN978-90-73162-90-7

size (MB)5,0

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Galicica mountains

year

2006

countryMacedonia

ISBN90-73162-81-5

size (MB)12,6

remarksOnly summary and subscription to tables and figures in English. Update: Bat parasites - appendix 4 (32 kB)

 

Mammal survey Pol'ana

 year

2005

countrySlovakia

ISBN978-90-79924-12-7

size (MB)7,4

remarksReport in English

 

Mammal survey Rakitovec

year

2004

countrySlovenia

ISBN90-73162-88-2

ISBN-13978-90-73162-88-4

size (MB)9,5

remarksReport in English

 

Mammal survey Alvão Natural Park

year

2003

countryPortugal

ISBN90-73162-74-2

size (MB)28,4

remarksReport in English

 

Mammal survey Rhodope mountains

year

2002

countryBulgaria

ISBN90-73162-67-X

size (MB)4,3

remarksReport in English - Downloadable erratum in English (76 kB)

 

Mammal survey Onferno

year

2001

countryItaly

ISBN90-73162-59-9

size (MB)1,0

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Zempléni - Hegység

year

2000

countryHungary

ISBN90-73162-58-3

size (MB)5,2

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Sierra de Guara

year

1999

countrySpain

ISBN90-73162-73-4

size (MB)15,3

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Podstene (Kocevje)

year

1997

countrySlovenia

ISBN90-73162-56-4

size (MB)2,4

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Trysil and Dovre

year

1996

countryNorway

ISBN90-73162-41-6

size (MB)20,8

remarksOnly summary in English - Addendum: Laxmann’s shrew (Sorex caecutiens) (100 KB)

 

Mammal survey Pieniny

year

1995

countryPoland

ISBN90-73162-30-0

size (MB)42,3

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Sumava

year

1993

countryCzech Republic

ISBN90-73162-23-8

size (MB)24,5

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Wiltz (Luxemburg)

year

1990

countryLuxemburg

ISBN90-73162-18-1

size (MB)37,0

remarksOnly summary in English

 

Mammal survey Luxemburg

year

1984

countryLuxemburg

ISBN-

size (MB)17,8

remarksOnly summary in English