Austin’s nightly exodus of Mexican free-tail bats navigate the construction cranes over the Austin skyline that support the downtown building boom - Stock Image.jpg
Every year 1.5 Million Mexican free-tailed bats call Austin home, typically arriving as the warm weather sets back in the Spring. They stay in Austin until early fall, and are the largest urban bat colony in North America. When in Austin, they camp out on downtown's Congress Avenue Bridge. You can stand on the bridge at dusk and watch the bats emerge as a black cloud against the sunset as they seek out their insect dinners.