Excepting Formby which is shown below, the north of England and Scotland have their own reporting pages>> for sightings. The map below shows the locations of our red squirrel groups in other parts of the UK. If you’ve seen a red or grey squirrel in the area of one of the groups, please report your sighting to that group by email. Click on the coloured area of the map to find the name of the group and their email contact details.
There’s information below the map about the details to include with your sighting report. The list can be copied and pasted into your email as a guide. There’s also information about reporting sightings in areas without a red squirrel group.
Details to include with your sighting report
Your phone number:
Date of sighting:
Red or grey?:
Number of squirrels seen:
Where you saw the squirrel – for example, nearest town/village, then name of wood or road):
Grid reference of sighting – either 6 or 10 figure – follow this link for help>>:
Postcode – if the sighting is at a property:
Please add any further helpful information you can, such as whether the squirrel looked healthy, how long you watched it for and so on.
Thank you for reporting!
If your sighting is from an area without a red squirrel group
Grey squirrels are common across many parts of mainland UK, but we only take action where there are red squirrels to protect or where they are likely to be re-introduced. We therefore regret that we cannot accept grey sighting reports unless there’s a red squirrel group in the immediate area – but we thank you for your interest.
Red squirrels. Excluding Scotland, there are NRS groups across most of mainland UK where there are red squirrel populations, and red squirrels seen outside those areas are usually assumed to have escaped from a nearby wildlife attraction, zoo or similar. However, we are always open to the possibility that red squirrels might have expanded their range, or that there are small pockets of reds surviving in remote areas, so please take the trouble to report your red squirrel sightings to the nearest group even if it’s some distance away. If there are red squirrels near to where you live and you would like to help to protect them, please contact us>>