Gap Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Species Code: SCNI

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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Map with historical museum records

Other maps & Information:
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

This is an introduced species native to the eastern U.S., with habitat requirements associated with broadleaf, nut-bearing trees. Found much more commonly on the eastside of the Cascades in the Okanogan and in the southeast.

On the east side, occurs in low-density development, pastures and orchards, hardwood and mixed forest, and riparian areas. It seems more able to expand into "natural" areas on the east side than on the west side. May compete with both the Eastern Gray Squirrel and the Western Gray Squirrel.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Dave Lester
Webpage designed by Dave Lester