Many Alaskans are unaware that bats live in their state. Alaska is home to five species of bat, with the little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) being the most common. Little brown myotis is found throughout Southeast, Southcentral, and Interior Alaska. The remaining four species, long-legged myotis (Myotis volans), California myotis (Myotis californicus), Keen’s myotis (Myotis keenii) and silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans), are found in Southeast Alaska, a hotspot for diversity in the state. The big brown bat (Eptesicuc fuscus) has only been recorded once in Alaska in 1955, so is not counted among the five species. Check out the ‘Bat Basics’ link below for more information on bat species in Alaska.