Chipmunks, Squirrels, Ground Squirrels and Marmots
Squirrel Family (Sciruidae)
Measurement: Size: 22-24 cm Weight: 50 g (2 oz)
Description: The yellow pine chipmunk is visually very similar to the least chipmunk. It has 5 black stripes intermingled with lighter stripes. The stripes run the length of the back, continuing through the eyes and nose. The coat has a slight yellowish tinge, which is the only simple way to distinguish it from the least chipmunk.
This western chipmunk is found throughout the Canadian and American Rockies, ranging west towards the coastal ranges. They prefer very dry, lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir forests. These are not habitats favoured by the similar least chipmunk.
They are primarily a seed eater, but will feed on some insects.
They produce a single litter of 5 to 7 young each year
Yellow Pine Chipmunk sightings
a guide to help you spot some
Yellow Pine Chipmunk