Bats under Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin

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Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA

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ejstravels ejstrave…
18 reviews
Austin Bats! May 24, 2009
This must be one of the coolest things I have ever seen! At a precise time, these bats just emerge from under the bridge. It is definitly not worth missing!
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portia portia
216 reviews
May 08, 2007
Great and free fun for the whole family. The Mexican free-tail bats come to Austin every spring to rear their pups. There can be up to 1.5 million of them (I suppose after the pups hatch). See the web site below for real impressive photos of the bats flying out from under the bridge. The best viewing months are July and August, so in May, it's a bit early, and the bats are harder to see against the dark sky. There are free parkings around the bridges. The web site has detailed information on where to park, how to get to the bridge, when the bats emerge, etc.

You may consider viewing them from a boat.
You can see some bats under the br…
The huge "Nightwing" sculpture at …
Viewing the bats from under the br…
portia says:
It's a business trip, but I have always wanted to see the bats.
Posted on: May 09, 2007
X_Drive says:
Ain't it great some of the unusual things you find on vacations? Or was this the one and only reason to go to Texas. LOL :)
Posted on: May 09, 2007
vances says:
Glad you got to enjoy! Isn't it surreal how there are four 'black rivers' raging right over your head? One tip - took my dog once and she got really creeped out!
Posted on: May 09, 2007

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