American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

The smaller of the two squirrels observed in and around Montreal with a white belly and reddish fur on the back. Shyer than the Grey Squirrel, keeping a save distance from humans.

How To Identify

The color of the fur is different than the other squirrel species seen in and around Montreal. The Red Squirrel has a reddish fur on the back and a white belly. It is also shyer than the Grey Squirrel, keeping a save distance from the humans.

Where and When to Spot

I have seen the Red Squirrel in Montreal Botanical Garden and Park Pointe aux Prairies but not in the other parks on Montreal Island. The species is around all year long. Better visible in winter when no leaves hinder the vision.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • botanical-garden

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 100

  • Tadoussac

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 320

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    NIKON D500
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 100