v1-Bats Species of the South Coast

British Columbia has the greatest diversity of bats in Canada! Sixteen species of bats live in BC and 10 of those species call the south coast home. These pages contain a short summary of information about the bat species found on the south coast.

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

California Myotis (Myotis californica)

Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

Keen’s Long-eared Myotis (Myotis keenii)

Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus)

Long-legged Myotis (Myotis volans)

Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)

Western Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis)

Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis)

Bat species information taken from:

Nagorsen, D. W., & Brigham, R. M. (1993). Bats of British Columbia (Vol. 1). UBC           Press and Royal British Columbia Museum.164 pages.

Fenger, M., Manning, T., Cooper, J., Guy, S., & Bradford, P. (2006). Wildlife & Trees in British Columbia. Edmonton: Lone Pine.336 pages.

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