Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Erxleben, 1777)    Synonyms: American Red Squirrel, Chickaree, Fairydiddle, Pine Squirrel.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Rodentia   >   Family Sciuridae   >   Genus Tamiasciurus   

Status:

Primarily found in western Maryland, especially Garrett County. Records away from western Maryland are mostly historical, but we've received documented reports east to Baltimore and Carroll Counties in recent years. This species is typically found in habitats with abundant conifers.

Where to find:

New Germany State Park

There are 164 records in the project database.

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A Red Squirrel at Deep Creek Lake State Park, Garrett Co., Maryland (11/20/2010). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/11/2015). First record for Baltimore Co. for Maryland Biodiversity Project. Photo by Simon Best. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/11/2015). First record for Baltimore Co. for Maryland Biodiversity Project. Photo by Simon Best. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/2/2017). Photo by Hugh David Fleischmann. (MBP list)

Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/29/2017). (c) Brian Henderson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Brian Henderson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/19/2017). This species appears to be becoming established in the Baltimore area in recent years. Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (3/19/2012). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/4/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2021). (c) Ashley Rodeheaver, all rights reserved. Photo by Ashley Rodeheaver. (MBP list)

Red Squirrel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2021). (c) Ashley Rodeheaver, all rights reserved. Photo by Ashley Rodeheaver. (MBP list)


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