Austin Travel Guide

Austin Sights

The Bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

  • 100 S. Congress Ave. Map It
  • South Congress District
  • Bridge/Tunnel

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat population, with as many as 1.5 million of them sharing the Capitol City. Each evening, visitors congregate to watch the Mexican free-tailed bats take flight from under the Ann Richards Congress Bridge into the air for their nightly feeding ritual. The best time to see the bats is between April and August. While you’re waiting for the bats, make sure not to miss the view to the West as the sun drops below the jagged skyline of the Texas Hill Country.

Sight Information


100 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas, 78701, USA

Map It

Published 05/04/2017


Book A Trip



  • CARS

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Austin