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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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Robert B wrote a review Dec 2020
Pasig, Philippines15 contributions8 helpful votes
Arrived a bit too early, the perfect time is when the sun is about to set. Although it would be hard to find seats by the park. The best vantage view would be just below the bridge, you could get good contrast from the bats and the sky. If you plan to go early, we suggest a picnic blanket to lay on the grass and some food and drinks to while away the time. We did this unplanned after a walk through South Congress
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Date of experience: October 2020
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NickS wrote a review Nov 2020
Austin, Texas36 contributions1 helpful vote
Where else you can see hundreds of people starring at a bridge for about an hour to see how thousands of small flying mammals move from one place to another? My grandson told me that if I come there by midnight of Friday 13th I can catch Batman starring at people under the bridge. I'm a huge Batman fan! I tried yesterday but didn't see him. Who knows maybe due to COVID he is quarantined at home... will try next time...
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Rachelle B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Alot of cute shops and murals along this street. Going back to see if we can see the bats that come out out around dusk.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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GretchenReally wrote a review Oct 2020
North Houston, Texas4 contributions
Vereeeey loooooong wait, maybe 40 bats came flying out. Even the paddle wheel boat and other excursion boats gave up. However the people watching was very entertaining!! No one to blame, hard to control animals in nature! We wondered if it wasn't tool late in the year for the bats?? Will probably try again next spring while in Austin. Maybe rent a kayak and do some paddling while waiting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ochoaca wrote a review Oct 2020
Houston, Texas53 contributions11 helpful votes
We went way too early (we went with plenty of time to see them at sunset...bats came about 20 minutes AFTER sunset...) but it was cool to see them - an unimaginable number of bats!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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