Very cool experience. Bring your night vision. Worth getting as close as you can. Went with a bunch of older family members that kept back by the trail while my wife and kids got closer to the action by the water. Once I walked back...More
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About Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
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If you have never seen bats up close and personal, then I encourage you to go. Right now (mid-September) they fly around 8. I would recommend getting to the bridge no later than 7:30 or else you won't get a good spot to watch. They...More
Cool to see the famous Austin bats. Our time of year may not have been the best as it seemed to get dark before the bats were really streaming out from under the bridge (people we stood next to said at times the bats could...More
Best views are from the east side of the Congress street bridge, but the approach to the walking trail on the south side of the river (next to the newspaper building) provides a close up view of the bats exiting that side of the bridge....More
It wasn't that impressive, but we met some nice people and it was fun seeing all the people who paid to be on a boat beneath the bridge who draped a towel over themselves to defend against the bat urine.
If you are looking to see and do something unique then head to the Congress Avenue Bridge about and hour before sunset. Before sunset the bats will start to stir from under the bridge deck. At first as you look down towards the water you...More
The bats are awesome. I have always been a fan. Just be sure to take mosquito repellent. I wore long jeans socks shoes and somehow my legs were eaten up
We congregated on the Congress Bridge and they finally came out after sunset. They were right under us. We thought they would all take off upward in the sky together but that is not what we saw. They were right under the bridge, flying out...More