Family: Evening Bats and Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae)
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Distributions of hoary bats appear to be biased by gender in North America during the summer, with females more common in the eastern part of North America and males in the mountainous regions of the west.
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Hoary bats are considered widespread in the state during the summer, migrate out of the state for the winter, and travel through the state during migration.?The population trends of hoary bats in New York are unknown and this information is needed to accurately assess the status of this species in the state. Statewide acoustic surveys conducted by NYSDEC provide evidence of stability in the statewide distribution over the short-term.?
The short-term trends in distribution appear to be stable from 2009-2013 (NYSDEC unpub. data) and the population trends are unknown.
The long-term trends of this species in New York are unknown.