Flying squirrel is gliding in a forest.
Flying squirrel gliding in a forest. Photo: Benjam Pöntinen

At this page you find some info about the flying squirrel.

Distribution of the Siberian flying squirrel in Finland and Estonia

Flying squirrel distribution in Finland and Estonia. In Finland, flying squirrels are found from Southern Finland to Kuusamo region, and in Estonia the species is found from Northeast parts of the country.

Map above: In Finland, the flying squirrel is found from Hanko to the Kuusamo region. Individual observations have also been made in Oulu and in Lapland. The species is most abundant in Ostrobothnia and southwestern Finland.

Map above: Flying squirrel observations in Finland from the Laji.fi database in 1995–2021 (situation on 19 January 2022). The redder the area, the more flying squirrel observations have been reported from the area. Map source: Finnish Biodiversity Info Facility (2022)

Worldwide distribution of the Siberian flying squirrel

The distribution of the flying squirrel extends from Finland through Russia to the Pacific Ocean to Japan.

Map above: The distribution of the flying squirrel extends from Finland through Russia to the Pacific Ocean and Japan. Accurate data on the occurrence of the flying squirrel is not available in all areas. The map is based on Schrader (2011) and IUCN data.

Literature

  • Ilpo K. Hanski: Liito-orava. Biologia ja käyttäytyminen. Helsinki 2016. Metsäkustannus. ISBN 9789526612928

Conservation legislation in Finland

Evaluations for endangerment: Red List web service

Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Guiding material to take flying squirrel into account in forestry

Publications by the Finnish Environment Institute

Academic dissertations with a flying squirrel theme

Last updated 20 January 2022