Congress Bridge in Austin, Texas. Home to an estimated 1.5 million bats that consume up to 20,000 lbs of insects each night.jpg
Bat enthusiasts love to take in an evening view of bats in Austin as one of the many local Austin, Texas attractions. Simply put, people are batty for Austin's world-renowned Mexico free-tailed bats and their night flight of 60-plus miles per hour and 2-mile high flight patterns, and feeding frenzy of Austin insects. Thanks to Lady Bird Lake, formerly Town Lake, circa 1980 renovations making a home for the bats in Austin, Texas, Congress Avenue Bridge, also known as the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, bats put on a nightly spectacular show of dynamic aerial flight typically lasting 45 to 60 minutes long. Whether attending the Austin Bat Festival, a visiting tourist, or a Keep Austin Weird local, bats in Austin under the South Congress Bridge entertain and amaze all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.