Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) - Endangered

Northern long-eared bats have dull yellow-brown fur with pale grey bellies. They are typically about eight centimetres long, with a wingspan of about 25 centimetres. Northern long-eared bats usually weigh between six and nine grams.

Population: Currently unknown. 90% of the bat population in Eastern Canada thought to be diminished due to White Nose Syndrome.

Threats to Species: Northern long-eared bats are threatened by a disease known as white nose syndrome, caused by a fungus which is believed to have been inadvertently brought from Europe to North America.

Fun Fact: Northern Long-eared Bats live in tree cavities in the summer months.


Species descriptions are from the Species at Risk in Ontario website.