Have you seen a Squirrel Glider?

If you have seen what you think is a Squirrel Glider, we are hoping you can complete this survey. Squirrel Gliders often live on private land, so any records of sightings are very important to help us to understand their distribution in the local area of Burrumbuttock and surrounds

Squirrel Gliders

Squirrel Gliders (Petaurus norfolcensis) are a mid-sized possum, reliant on tree hollows for shelter and nesting. Habitat fragmentation has contributed to their decline and they are listed as a threatened species.

Large gaps between trees and patches of vegetation affect the movement of gliders across the landscape, interrupting their breeding and feeding activities.

Squirrel Gliders may be mistaken for the Sugar Glider (Petaurus beviceps). However, Squirrel Gliders are larger and have a much bushier tail and whiter belly. Squirrel Gliders are more common in the Burrumbuttock area.

Squirrel Gliders in your area

The Burrumbuttock Squirrel Glider Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) project aims to improve habitat and create connectivity across the landscape to enable gliders to safely find food and nest sites. We are currently funding revegetation works in targeted areas in the Burrumbuttock region. The Squirrel Glider LAMP project is a partnership between Petaurus Education Group Inc., Murray Local Land Services, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Greater Hume Council, West Hume Landcare, Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre and Burrumbuttock landholders. The project has been funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Catchment Action NSW with current funding from NSW Government Environmental Trust – Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant and the Save our Species Grant.

Filling in the survey

The survey form is located below and can be filled out online. If you are short on time, you can also contact Lou Bull and report your sighting over the phone.

Alternatively, if you prefer to fill out a paper copy of the form then please download the PDF version.

Download the Community Survey Form


Further Information

Contact Lou Bull on 0458 240 634 or loubullpetaurus@gmail.com

If you find an injured Squirrel Glider, contact WIRES on 1300 094 737


Survey form