Northern Long-eared Bat, Myotis septentrionalis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), on Prince Edward Island: First Records of Occurrence and Over-Wintering

Jennifer A. Brown, Donald F. McAlpine, Rosemary Curley


First occurrence of the Northern Long-eared Bat, Myotis septentrionalis, on Prince Edward Island is reported. A mixed-species hibernaculum of M. septentrionalis and the Little Brown Bat, M. lucifugus, is also described from southeastern Prince Edward Island. This is the first record of bats over-wintering in the province and the first time either species has been reported making use of a building as a hibernaculum.


Little Brown Bat; Myotis lucifugus; Northern Long-eared Bat; Myotis septentrionalis; Prince Edward Island; distribution; hibernaculum

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