Douglas squirrel

Small Douglas squirrel perched on a narrow tree branch. Its tail is standing up and bent over its body.

Jim Cummins

Latin name
Tamiasciurus douglasii

The Douglas squirrel, or chickaree measures 10 to 14 inches in length, including its tail. Its upper parts are reddish-or brownish-gray, and its underparts are orange to yellowish. The Douglas squirrel is found in stands of fir, pine, cedar, and other conifers in the Cascade Mountains and western parts of Washington.