Experience the World of Bats,
Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Bats have been on Earth for more than 50 million years. With more than 1,400 species, they are the second largest order of mammals, and are widely dispersed across six continents.
Experience these incredible mammals as you watch them fly through the night sky, search for food, and of course, hang-out in their natural habitats.
Austin’s Nocturnal Neighbors: The Bats of Congress Avenue Bridge
Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to see the world’s largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin, Texas. These 1.5 million bats are fun to watch, but they’re also making our world a better place to live.
Millions – Yes, Millions – of Bats! Devouring 147 Tons of Insects Each Night!
Get the deets on Bracken Cave Preserve – home to the world’s largest colony of bats – in this powerful film. Check out the size of the cave, flight patterns, and the amazing amount of insects the bats eat nightly. Alert: snakes and hawks, in turn, spring into action to make bats their meal.
Bats and Agaves: An Interconnected Relationship of Birth, Life, and Death
Pregnant migratory bats need the sweet nectar from agaves to make their annual journey north from central Mexico to the U.S. Southwest to give birth to a single pup. Agaves depend on migratory bats to pick up pollen as they feed to ultimately propagate new plants. Learn more about this interconnected relationship and what’s being done to save bats and agaves.
Join the cause
When you stand with us, you are joining a global movement committed to fighting bat extinction. Together, we can protect bats, protect their habitats, fund research and more.