Alaska Bat Monitoring Program
Bat Biology

Bat Species in Alaska

Many residents are unaware that we have bats in Alaska, but seven species of bats are known to occur here. The little brown bat is the most common and widespread bat in Southeast Alaska and is the only species known to occur in Southcentral, Interior, and Western Alaska.

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Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)
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California myotis (Myotis californicus)
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Silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
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Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis)
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Keen's myotis (Myotis keenii)
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Long-legged myotis (Myotis volans)
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Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus)