California myotis (Myotis californicus) have been known to live up to 15 years. This species is periodically active during winter months.
Kootenay Bat Project
- From southwest Alaska and southern BC to Mexico and Guatamala
- Populations occur throughout Columbia Basin
- Occurs in a wide range of habitats (upland, wetland, dryland and riparian)
- Roosts found in caves, mines, rocky hillsides, trees and buildings
- Mating occurs in fall and females birth their single young in spring or summer
- Females form small maternity colonies of up to 50 individuals. Young are volant (able to fly) in about 3 to 6 weeks
Listing and Date
Threats to Species
- Disturbance to roosting habitat (forestry, reservoir creation, mine deactivation)
For more information on this species, visit:
The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer where you should enter "California Myotis" or "Myotis californicus" in the Species Name field.