AUSTIN, TX. – There’s no denying that we have plenty of things to see and do in Austin like live music, excellent BBQ, cool shops, and other attractions but the Austin Bats certainly top the list of interesting attractions since it’s a cool way to connect with nature while seeing something that is so uniquely Austin at the same time.

About The Austin Bats

From March through November of every year, you can see the Austin Bats fly out from under the South Congress Bridge at dusk in search of insects.

What most people don’t know is that the Austin Bats are actually a maternity colony that makes their way from Mexico every year. The bats are all pregnant females, the population totals about 750,000 at the start of bat season and at the end it will reach 1.5 million because each pregnant female will have given birth to one baby free-tailed bat.

How to See the Austin Bats

One of the easiest ways to see the Austin Bats is to hang out at the South Congress Bridge, Statesman Bat Observation Center, or you can book at tour boat with a local Austin Tour company since many companies actually offer nightly tours or dinner packages for people to see the Austin Bats while they are enjoying a meal or drink from the comfort of their boats.

Learn More about Austin

To learn more about things to do in Austin, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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