New York Natural Heritage Program
Eastern Red Bat
Lasiurus borealis (Muller, 1776)
Mammals

New York State Distribution [-]
Eastern red bats occur throughout New York.

Global Distribution [-]
The eastern red bat's summer range includes the central and eastern United States east of the Continental Divide, and southern Canada and northeastern Mexico (Baker et al. 1988; Cryan 2003; Reid 2006). There is evidence of skewed sex ratios in some regions but this appears to be at a local scale, unlike for hoary bats (L. cinereus) (Cryan 2003). The winter range of the eastern red bat is predominantly in the southeastern United States; however, they have been found farther north (Cryan 2003).