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Common Name:Chipmunk, Townsend's
Scientific Name:Eutamias townsendii
Area:Yellowbottom Campground, Oregon
Date:July 11, 2005

The Townsend's Chipmunk is the common chipmunk West of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington. It is larger and darker than the Yellow-pine Chipmunk and the Least Chipmunk of the East side of the Cascades. It is smaller than the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel which is often mistaken for a chipmunk.

Beaver Creek State Natural Area - - - July 15, 2013

Reference:Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest by Kozloff / Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Mathews / Field Guide to Mammals by Whitaker