Yuma Myotis roosting.
The Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis) looks very similar to the little brown bat. This species can form maternity colonies with thousands of individuals.
Kootenay Bat Project
- Distributed in the western third of North America from BC to southern Mexico
- Populations occur throughout Columbia Basin
- Occurs in a wide range of habitats (upland, wetland, dryland and riparian)
- Roost sites include trees, caves, cliffs, and anthropogenic structures
- Mate in fall and give birth to one young in spring or early summer
- During the summer, females form maternity colonies of up to several thousand
- May delay or forego reproduction in wet years
Listing and Date
Threats to Species
- Loss of foraging and roosting habitat (forestry, reservoir creation, mine deactivation)
- Disturbance at maternity roosts
For more information on this species, visit:
The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer where you should enter "Yuma Myotis" or "Myotis yumanensis" in the Species Name field.