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This is an amazing site and you should read a little about this phenomenon before you see it. The bats come back to Austin in March and each of the 175,000 female bats are pregnant. In August there will be 350,000 bats leaving the bridge....More
We were here a little early in the season, but still saw several hundred bats coming from underneath the Congress Bridge. Come at sunset and stand in the park area on the east side of the bridge for best viewing
We were staying at the Four Seasons so this was really easy to get to.
What sets of an already beautiful sunset? Ah yes, watching the flight of bats setting out for their evening of feasting.
Don't miss, great for kids too.
Maybe it was the time of year but we saw only about 3/4 bevy of bats leaving the bridge. And you had to look closely to see them. We waited 15-20 mins after the first group left. I was really looking forward to this but...More
A lot of people stand along Congress Avenue to see the bats come out at night. As a local, I can tell you the best place to see them is on a boat in the water. Make sure to bring a flash light to shine...More
What a great experience! You will be amazed at this silent wonder. We went in July when the population of brown bats is at it's highest. The second the sun went down below the horizon- out came the bats. Not just for 1 or 2...More
Join me on the Congress Ave/Ann Richards bridge to watch this amazing release daily at sunset. Millions of bats shoot out on their nightly task of ridding Austin of mosquitos. The bridge has long slats underneath that are perfect for the bats, so they’ve made...More
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I preferred taking a walk from both sides of the river and the view from the top of the bridge this will give you some nice pictures that will be a lot better than the views from the boat. However the guided boat would give... More
I preferred taking a walk from both sides of the river and the view from the top of the bridge this will give you some nice pictures that will be a lot better than the views from the boat. However the guided boat would give some details about the bats.