Herping in Athens, March 2023

Herping (finding herps, i.e. reptiles and amphibians) is part of our wildlife watching during our birding trips

March is the first month of spring, and as soon as the temperature rises more than 15-16 degrees celcius, the reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles) and amphibians start to be more active. During our birding trips we often encounter all types of wildlife, as Athens has still quite a lot of unspoiled habitats. Some of our visitors are herp lovers, seeking to see some of the interesting herpetofauna of Greece. In such cases, we organize the herping trip in such way, in order to find and photograph these beautiful animals in their natural environment.

Testudo marginata ATHENS HERPING
Marginated Tortoise (Testudo marginata) found in 
various locations around Athens

Bufotes viridis HERPING ATHENS
European Green Frog (Bufotes viridis) in amplexus
after sunset at a small pond, East Attica

Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
aka Tuskish Gecko can be found around houses

Aegean Wall Lizard (Podacris erhardii)
aka Erhard's Lizard

A big Marginated Tortoise (Testudo marginata)
from East Attica