Lizard lovers...

Our passion for lizards started in 2003: During a Crete trip which actually had been focussed on wild orchids, we came across some Balkan Green Lizards. We actually had no idea which species we had seen, but this encounter raised our interest. Soon, we bought our first field guide and subsequently learned more about European Lacertids.

On numerous journeys to the Mediterranean we spent plenty of time searching for lizards. These curious animals rewarded our patience by compelling observations and fascinating eye-to-eye pictures (see also Photographing Lizards).


Meanwhile, we have seen all European Lacertids species and we are still fascinated of these animals. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to visit so many beautiful European landscapes and enjoy nature. And of course, we are always planning new adventures - in Europe and abroad.


As we wanted to share our experiences, we launched our first web pages called “bpo-natura” in 2008. Initially, these were rather general nature pages with reptiles, insects and flowers. Over time, we increasingly focussed on lizards.

End of 2018 we decided to build a platform which reflects that emphasis and EUROLIZARDS was born. Enjoy our pages and browse through our trip reports or learn more on the diversity of European lizard species.


Your questions and comments are welcome: Just send a message to


info (at)



Birgit & Peter Oefinger

Philipp-Reis-Straße 9

40215 Düsseldorf (Germany)


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Comments: 6
  • #6

    Philippos Katsiyiannis (Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:00)

    Birgit and Peter, it is a rare joy to indulge in your lizard world. Second best only to actually being out there with the lizards.

  • #5

    Ray Hamilton (Thursday, 24 January 2019 08:09)

    Love the new look. Certainly will be referring to it often. Great job, thanks.

  • #4

    Stefan Dummermuth (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 21:17)

    Gratuliere zu Eurer neuen Website! Die ist wirklich sehr schön, professionell und übersichtlich gestaltet und die Fotos sind super!

    Liebe Grüsse

    P.S.: Einige eigene Eidechsen

  • #3

    Elias Tzoras (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 19:47)

    Hello Birgit & Peter,
    The new website looks amazing and super useful for Lizards enthusiasts! I love the species index!

    Great job as always!!!
    Greetings from Peloponnese!

  • #2

    Claudia (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 18:59)

    Tolle Seite, cooles Design! Das Warten hat sich gelohnt;) Glückwunsch!!

  • #1

    Manuela (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 18:24)

    Great job guys!! Woohoo �