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NHMU Fox Squirrel Survey

We have a new way to collect data

Your observations will help scientists understand the distribution, local abundance, ecology and behavior of Fox Squirrels in Utah.

Select one of the following methods to make and record your observations:

A desktop computer monitor.
Web Browser

Entering data on a computer? Click below to access the survey in the web browser on your computer or mobile device. 

Access the Survey
A fox squirrel.
Survey App

For a better user experience on your phone, click the button below and select "Download" to get the free Survey123 app on your phone. Need more help?

Survey App


The survey is designed to capture data from one location (e.g., your yard) in one observation session (period of time you are looking for squirrels). You may submit a new form each time you change locations, or are going out for a new observation session. All information is for research purposes only – privacy respected!

We recommend:

  • Observing squirrels for 5-15 minutes.
  • You can look for squirrels wherever you are interested – at home, on a walk, on a hike, etc.
  • If you are looking for squirrels in a specific area, and do not see one after 15 minutes, select “No” for the question Did you see or hear at least one fox squirrel. Not seeing a squirrel is also useful data!

NHMU Fox Squirrel Observation Map

Are there Fox Squirrels in your neighborhood? Data shown on this map has been submitted by Citizen Scientists using NHMU's Fox Squirrel Survey. You can submit your own observations of fox squirrels by accessing the survey via the links above.