Report squirrel sightings

Scottish Wildlife Trust is collecting information on the distribution of red and grey squirrels right across Scotland. This allows us not only to identify areas of importance where habitat management or grey squirrel control will benefit red squirrel populations, but also to understand natural changes in their populations. The data will be shared with local biological records centres and the national database of squirrel records. Please help us by reporting your sightings of red or grey squirrels in each new place where you see them.

What did you see?

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Red squirrels' colours range from almost brown to chestnut or light brown on their back with a white underside. They are renowned for their long ear tufts especially in winter.




Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Greys are around twice the size of reds with a stockier build, mainly grey tail with chestnut areas and a white underside. They have a grey fringe around their tail.




To find out more about the differences between the two species of squirrel click here: Two Different Squirrels: the facts

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Please tell us where you saw these squirrels. Enter a town name, post code or grid reference in the find box below to be taken to the location. You can zoom in to record a more accurate position and move the pin marker by clicking on the map






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