Kentucky Bat
Working Group

The goals of this website are to (1) provide information about bats (especially
those that occur in Kentucky) in hopes of enhancing bat conservation efforts,
and (2) improve communication among those who care about bats and,
specifically, those involved in bat research in Kentucky.

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Chiropteran Connection:
Bat News You Can Use

The Bats of Kentucky

Order Chiroptera
(Click on the Species for Additional Information &
on the Kentucky icon for a Distribution Map)

Family Molossidae

Brazilian (or Mexican) free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis

Family Vespertilionidae

Rafinesque's big-eared bat
(Corynorhinus rafinesquii
Virginia big-eared bat
(Corynorhinus townsendii
Big brown bat
(Eptesicus fuscus
Silver-haired bat
(Lasionycteris noctivagans)
Red bat
(Lasiurus borealis)
Hoary bat
(Lasiurus cinereus)
Seminole bat
(Lasiurus seminolus)
Gray bat
(Myotis grisescens)
Southeastern myotis
(Myotis austroriparius)
Little brown myotis
(Myotis lucifugus)
Eastern small-footed myotis
(Myotis leibii)
Northern bat
(Myotis septentrionalis)
Indiana bat
(Myotis sodalis)

Draft Recovery Plan
Evening bat
(Nycticeius humeralis)
Eastern pipistrelle
(Pipistrellus subflavus)

Click on the following for information about:

Bat Researchers
in Kentucky
Equipment for
Bat Research
Bat Houses
Bats: Information for
Kentucky Homeowners
Bibliography -
Bat Research in
Books about Bats
Bats of the United States
Bat Field Guide

Check out these links to other bat-related sites:

KBWG thanks the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University for donating space for this site.
This site is maintained by Gary Ritchison. Send comments & suggestions to