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June 22, 2023
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Event Series Event Series: 2023 BRACKEN BAT FLIGHT (Public Night)
BCI's Bracken Cave Preserve, Jonathan Alonzo

Bracken Cave is the summer home of more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis), making it the world’s largest bat colony and one of the largest concentrations of mammals on earth. The emergence of these millions of bats, as they spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt, is an unforgettable sight.

During the summer months,  guests can expect to experience a tornado of bats emerging from the beautiful Texas hill country setting.  Advanced reservations are required. Check the registration link for availability as these events sell out quickly.

Important Dates:

April 10 – Registration for Public Bracken events opens at 9am Central Time. (Registration link will be available here later)


Members supporting BCI with a $45 annual membership and those who have added an annual membership to an adopt-a-bat may bring up to 3 guests to a Member event. Members supporting BCI monthly or with a $60 or more annual membership may bring up to 5 guests to a member event. Members may attend one Member Bat Flight at Bracken each season (1 Membership = 1 Member Bat Flight per year). Member nights are free to current Bat Conservation International Members. Adult-only Member nights and Member morning returns include a fee of $10 per person. Public bat flights are $30 per person. Schedule is subject to change.