About Austin's Legendary Bat Colony
Nestled in the crevices under Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge live as many as 1.5 million Mexican Free-tailed bats. Not only do the bats inspire us and our visitors, it seems there's no end to the ways in which artists depict this unique mammal. We celebrate Austin’s legendary bat colony by offering up a bevy of bat-themed items, including bat houses, batwear, batstuff and more, often designed by local artisans and makers.
Did you know that bats are the only mammals capable of true flight?
BAT HOUSES DESIGNED WITH THE BATS' COMFORT IN MIND
Find out when Austin's bats fly!
Austin Bat Refuge posts regular updates so you can plan your visit to the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge. They track the approximate number of bats flying and detailed weather conditions. Click here to leave our website and go to theirs now!