Austin TX has the largest population of bats in North America, with approximately 1.5 millions... yes, I said million!! Where did the bats come from? Mexico!
The Congress Bridge running through downtown Austin was built in 1980, and the bats just came. Almost like, "If you build it, they will come." These, supposedly, are just the female and baby bats, where as the male bats are banished to Round Rock, TX, about 30 minutes away.
The bats are in town every year from around March until November. They're kinda on their own schedule, but the best estimate is always from 7:15-8:15pm each night. When we were there on Friday night, they came out at 8:12pm.
We sat in the grassy section instead of up on the bridge, but next time, we're going to stand on the bridge so we can see more of where they're going.
Here are some pictures, but since they're flying to fast, it was hard to get them in focus.
There are even Bat Tours you can go on where you can watch the bats from the water. Personally, I wouldn't want to be underneath all those things flying over me because, with my luck, several thousand would poop on my head!
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