Bracken Bat Flight

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Karena T
Euless, TX2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Wonderful experience with the family. Took my mom for her birthday and she loved it. We enjoyed the experience. There is a drive down a rugged road and a short walk, take bug spray and there is only one potty.
Written 20 July 2021
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LeslieMarieTX
Austin, TX32 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I cannot imagine how anyone could find this experience less than absolutely magical. The batnado that surrounds you in swirls goes on and on. Watching these amazing creatures go out for the night is enchanting and mesmerizing. Thank you to the BCI and the dedicated volunteers for sharing this bucket list experience with us!
Written 24 December 2020
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gfm1118
Willow Street, PA483 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is and unbelievable event that should be on your to do list. It is simply amazing. You have to go to batcon.org and become a member ($15). After u do that, a reservation is requires and admission is free. The people that ran it the night we wen were very professional and gave a great presentation prion to walking to the and waiting for the bats to come out at dusk. Again, it was incredible. Once they started, bats were pouring out of the cave for over 45 minutes, swirling around, forming together and flying off to consume millions of insects and moths. And, no, we did not leave wearing any guano.
Written 16 September 2019
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Adrienne B
San Antonio, TX215 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This was so amazing and fun. Educational and great volunteers explaining it. My hubby took me on a date here. I was amazing and loved watching them and learning about Bats.
Written 23 August 2019
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Stay568009
10 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
My friends from Chicago told me about this place and I am a native Texan and had never heard about it. All I knew was Carlsbad Caverns (400,000 bats) and the bats under the bridge in Austin, Texas (1.5 million). But 20 million???? That's what comes out of Bracken. The female and juvenile bats take 4 hours to emerge and it is a black cloud that covers the sky with the sound of a highly static television or radio. One needs to become a member of the Bat Conservation Society to be able to visit this private place. It is very well organized. THIS IS A MUST DO FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAMMAL MIGRATIONS. The bats arrive from Mexico for the summer, have babies, and then return home. My friends had met during a safari to see the wildebeest migration in Africa and this was another amazing mammal migration event.
Written 18 July 2019
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Cameron Franco
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May 2019 • Business
Amazing experience to travel and document the Mexican free-tailed bats the Batman was a unique and outstanding gentleman thank you for informing us and greeting us. Fantastic experience.
Written 31 May 2019
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Kathleen C
cibolo, United States5 contributions
May 2018 • Family
So much to earn about bats! Wonder experience for whole family! Learn to appreciate bats and all they do for our ecosystem - amazing creatures!
Written 18 January 2019
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Davin D
San Antonio, TX897 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is an awesome sight to see! I don’t know what kind or how many bats that run out of here but it’s like a black cloud from a scary movie coming out. Pretty Cool!
Written 19 November 2018
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Candace S
Las Vegas, NV126 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Traveled to S.A. specifically for this (though I did check out the Congress Avenue bridge bats the evening before). When you hear about how many bats are in the cave, it's hard to grasp. Until you watch them pouring out and realize even at that pace, it takes hours for them to all get out! I chose one of the new "18+ only" tours to avoid noisy kids. Unfortunately, some adults also are unable to be quiet. While the bats were pouring out, I sporadically heard people talking. When I took a peek behind me, I realized that the BCI folks seemed to be talking more than the visitors! Though they asked us beforehand to be as quiet as possible. Also...if you are going to bring a metal water bottle with you, please handle it with care. It makes a lot of noise when you drop it on hard or rocky ground! Anyway, these were minor nuisances and I still found the bat flight amazing and worth the trip. If you didn't bring your own, BCI does have some binoculars you can borrow while you're there. They're particularly useful for watching the raptors who arrive on the scene to predate the bats!
Written 23 August 2018
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jimspahn
San Juan, Puerto Rico70 contributions
Aug 2018
This is perhaps the most amazing and massive movement of mammals one could experience. I believe you need to join Bat Conservation International (or be hosted by a member) to be admitted to this protected cave, but it is worth it if you like bats (or are willing to learn about them). Millions of bats leave the cave over the course of two or three hours, blackening the sky in streaks of black as they fly off to eat 14 tons of flying insects each night!
No children under 6 allowed. (It would be hard for them to keep quiet while visiting-because it IS amazing (and possibly scary for little kids the first time) and to keep their attention during the emergence).
Written 14 August 2018
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