Join us for a new kind of nature experience.

Sunset is just the beginning. Join us for a Bat Walk, an interactive experience in local communities nationwide.

Bats in the backyard

Our Bat Walks Program provides interactive and in-person bat experiences in local communities nationwide to inspire people to conserve bats. We are developing a network of volunteers, “BCI Bat Ambassadors,” to lead nature walks where they identify local bat species using technology and provide educational information about the importance of bats and threats to their survival.

  • The Bat Walks Program is currently active in select areas of the United States with the goal of expanding throughout and internationally.
  • We collaborate with partner organizations, such as local zoos and nature centers, to conduct training sessions on how to conduct bat walks as part of their already well-established nature programming.
  • Some bat walks will coincide with our endangered species recovery efforts. For example, our Miami-based Bat Ambassadors are reporting endangered Florida Bonneted Bat detections to help us find new roosts.

Please note: In response to CDC guidance regarding avoidance of large public gatherings, we have postponed or canceled all bat walk events at this time. We will continue to do all we can to respond to expert public health guidance and take the actions necessary to keep our staff and supporters safe and healthy. Please check back for updates.

Learn more about our program.

Find a Bat Walk Near You

This interactive map features partner organizations that have participated in our Bat Walk training program. Visit their websites to learn more about upcoming bat walks.

Host Partners

Partners who have completed the bat walk training:

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Austin Families in Nature
  • Austin Nature and Science Center
  • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Capital Area Master Naturalists
  • City of Austin Park Rangers
  • City of Austin Watershed Protection Dept
  • City of Austin Wildland Conservation Division
  • City of Dripping Springs
  • City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Deering Estate at Cutler
  • Everglades National Park
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
  • Florida Power and Light
  • The Frank Buck Zoo
  • Goodwater Master Naturalists
  • Harris County Precinct 4
  • Hays County Master Naturalists
  • Hill Country Master Naturalists
  • Houston Area Bat Team
  • Houston Parks and Recreation Department
  • John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
  • Lindheimer Chapter of the Master Naturalists
  • The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
  • Miami-Dade County Nature Centers and EcoAdventrues
  • Miami-Dade County Schools BioTech
  • Nature Discovery Center
  • North Texas Master Naturalists
  • Patch of Heaven Sanctuary
  • River Legacy Living Science Center
  • Riverside Nature Center
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens
  • Shield Ranch/El Ranchito
  • Texas Discovery Gardens
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Texas Tech Outdoor School
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Travis County Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
  • Travis County Parks
  • Tropical Audubon
  • Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • Weminuche Audubon
  • Audubon Rockies
  • Southern Ute Wildlife Division
  • Rose City Astronomers
  • Metro Regional Government
  • Portland Audubon
  • USFS – Mount Hood Ranger Station
  • Boys & Girls Club of El Paso
  • Center for Environmental Resource Management, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • CoEx
  • El Paso Audubon
  • Trans Pecos Audubon
  • Keystone Heritage Park
  • Texas Master Naturalist / Trans-Pecos Chapter
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Franklin Mountains SP
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • San Diego Native Plant Society
  • High Tech High – Main Campus
  • High Tech High – Chula Vista
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Nature Collective
  • San Diego Audubon Society
  • San Diego Canyonlands
  • San Diego Human Society/Project Wildlife
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Diego Museum of Natural History
  • San Diego River Park Foundation
  • Tijuana National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • San Diego National Wildlife Refuge
  • San Diego Unified School District – Garfield High School
  • San Diego Unified School District – Mount Everest Academy
  • Pima County Master Naturalists
  • Maricopa County Master Naturalists
  • Nicandri Nature Center
  • San Marcos Discovery Center