Texas Bats

Texas-Best Bat Colony

  • Largest Bat Colony in the World
    20 million bats in Bracken Cave, San Antonio, Texas.
    1995 Guiness Book of World Records


  • Largest urban bat colony, Austin, Texas
    Under the Congress Street bridge. Bat experts say there are up to 1 1/2 million bats. When the bats started moving in, Austinites wanted the colony eradicated. They came to appreciate them when they learned that on the nightly flights out from under the bridge, the Austin bats eat from 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects, including mosquitoes and numerous agricultural pests. There are many other interesting things to learn about these little mammals

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America’s Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them