No summer visit to Austin is complete without seeing the famous Congress Avenue bats launch into the night. Over a million Mexican Free Tailed bats have made the unique substructure of the Congress Avenue Bridge their home, and since they were famously saved from removal in the 1980’s by Gov. Ann Richards, they have been an Austin tradition. Any place where you can clearly see the bridge is good for viewing, but the area next to the American-Statesman building on the south bank of the river is preferred. Don’t leave Austin without checking this off this list!
Address Location: 100 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701
Time: Each night between 7PM to 8PM.
Parking: First Come, First Serve Non-Paid / Paid
Things to bring: Cameras, Video Cameras, Blanks, Picnic Basket, Hats, Bug Spray
Things to buy wear: Bat Shirts, Bat Hats, Bat Necklaces, Bat Blankets, any and everything bat friendly and bat safe!