California Myotis

California myotis (Myotis californicus) have been known to live up to 15 years. This species is periodically active during winter months.

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Kootenay Bat Project

Range

  • From southwest Alaska and southern BC to Mexico and Guatamala
  • Populations occur throughout Columbia Basin

Habitat

  • Occurs in a wide range of habitats (upland, wetland, dryland and riparian)
  • Roosts found in caves, mines, rocky hillsides, trees and buildings

Reproduction

  • 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

Listing Date
B.C. List Yellow
COSEWIC Not listed N/A
SARA Not listed N/A

Threats to Species

  • Disturbance to roosting habitat (forestry, reservoir creation, mine deactivation)

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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.

 

SPECIES

Amphibians
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Long-toed Salamander
Northern Leopard Frog
Western Toad

Birds
Common Nighthawk
Great Blue Heron
Harlequin Duck
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Goshawk
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Vaux’s Swift
Western Screech Owl
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat

Fish
Bull Trout
White Sturgeon

Flora
Common Camas
Whitebark Pine

Mammals
Badger
Big Brown Bat
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Elk
Grizzly Bear
Selkirk Least Chipmunk
Moose
Mountain Caribou
Mountain Goat
Mule Deer
California Myotis
Fringed Myotis
Little Brown Myotis
Long-eared Myotis
Long-legged Myotis
Northern Myotis
Yuma Myotis
Silver-Haired Myotis
Townsend's Big-eared Bat
White-tailed Deer
Wolverine
Yellow-pine Chipmunk

Reptiles
Western Painted Turtle
Western Yellow-bellied Racer
Western Skink

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