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British Columbia Bat Resources

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Roosting male long-eared bat, probably Myotis keenii.
Caught at Cathedral Cave, September 7. 1997
(photo credit: Mark Carema)
With 17 species, British Columbia has more bats than any other part of Canada. We have none of the exotic tropical species, but our bats have managed to cope with the Canadian winter, a season of cold temperatures and few insects for food. Some of our bats avoid winter by migrating elsewhere; others hibernate in caves or old mines.
(David Nagorsen, Mammal Curator, Royal British Columbia Museum)

  • Species include -
  • California Myotis (Myotis californicus).
  • Western Small-footed Myotis (Myotis ciliolabrum).
  • Western Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis).
  • Keen's Long-eared Myotis (Myotis keenii).
  • Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus).
  • Northern Long-eared Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis).
  • Fringed Myotis (Myotis thysanodes)
  • Long-legged Myotis (Myotis volans).
  • Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis).
  • Western Red Bat (Lasiurus blossevillii).
  • Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus).
  • Silver-haired Bat 3 (Lasionycteris noctivagans).
  • Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus).
  • Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum).
  • Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Coryorhinus townsendii).
  • Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus).

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