Point of Interest
Bats Across Texas
Door 9 locals aangeraden ·
Tips van locals
In the 1970s when the bats started flying around Austin, they were considered a threat to society. Not only are they protected by a local organization today, but also residents and tourists alike see their value as it relates to tourism and protecting the environment. The nightly spectacle is a…
There are many boat tours that are great to see the Congress Ave bats. They come out every night in the summer at sunset. You can also stand on the Congress bridge and watch, but the tour is worth it too- doesn't take much time, laid back, and lots of facts about Austin and the bats.
The Congress Avenue bridge spans Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America known as the Congress Bridge Bats. This colony is estimated at 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats. Each night from around mid-March to early November, the Congress Bridge…