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Bats in Alaska

California myotis Many residents are unaware that we have bats in Southeast Alaska, but at least five species of bats are known to make their home here. The little brown bat is the most common and widespread bat in Southeast Alaska and is the only species found in Southcentral and Interior Alaska.

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Bat Species Found in Alaska

Common Name Scientific Name
Little brown bat (PDF 64 kB) Myotis lucifugus
Keen’s myotis (PDF 63 kB) Myotis keenii
California myotis Myotis californicus
Long-legged bat Myotis volans
Silver-haired bat (PDF 50 kB) Lasionycteris noctivagans
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