Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys Volans)
- Assessment Summary
- Executive Summary from the 1998 Status Report
- COSEWIC History, Mandate, Membership and Definitions
- Lists of Figures and Tables
- Species Information
- Population Sizes and Trends: Great Lakes Population
- Population Sizes and Trends: Atlantic Population
- Limiting Factors and Threats
- Special Significance of the Species
- Existing Protection or Other Status Designations
- Technical Summary
- Acknowledgements, Authorities Contacted, and Information Sources
Population Sizes and Trends: Atlantic Population
Lavers (2004) used a campaign (March 2001 to March 2003) of media coverage, posters and presentations to targeted groups to solicit sightings of either species of flying squirrel. Specific target audiences were cat owners, fur trappers and naturalists as those most likely to encounter and/or recognize flying squirrels. Sightings >2 km apart were considered independent. Systematic live-trapping was only conducted at 5 sites: near Kentville, South Brookfield (southeast of Kejimkujik National Park) and 3 sites within Kejimkujik.
This figure shows locations of reported observations, not results of a systematic trapping effort to document flying squirrel presence / absence.
Southern flying squirrels do not occur in New Brunswick; the nearest record is from Eastport, Maine, near the NB border (Godin 1977 in Stabb 1988). Most records from Maine are in the southern part of the state, which lists the southern flying squirrel as “special concern” (Maine Audubon Society 2000).
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