Bat Watching: Best Places To See Bats

Where to go for bat watching

Bat Watching – Here are some of the places that are best to go to if you want to see bats, the flying mammals that have a negative image for some people.

There are several places around the world where people can still see bats that are known for staying mostly in caves that are hard to reach. If you are intrigued by this creature and want to see them in a multitude, here are some of the locations where to find them.

Bracken Cave, Texas – It is the summer home of the largest colony of bats in the world, based on the article in Smithsonian Magazine. They are here in this place from March to October. Over 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats can be found in Bracken Cave, located in the Texas Hill Country during this time of the year.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Congress Avenue Bridge: Austin, Texas – It is where the largest urban bat colony (roughly 1.5 million bats ) in the world can be found. When the bridge was reconstructed in 1980, its crevices became an ideal roosting location for bats.

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico – It is home to seventeen different species of bats. The bats are here from April to October but the best time to see them is in July and August.

Kasanka National Park, Zambia – Roughly 10 million straw-colored fruit bats can be found on one hectare of the Kasanka National Park’s swamp forest. This is between October and December.

Gunung Mulu National Park, Borneo – It is where one of the largest cave chambers in the world, the Sarawak Chamber, is located. This is the home of 12 species of bats. Experts say there are between 2.5 and 3.5 million wrinkle-lipped bats in this cave.

Cairns, Queensland, Australia – Flying foxes, one of the largest species of bats, are dominating this area and this is an appealing place for them to roost.

Spandau Citadel: Berlin, Germany – This one of the best-preserved Renaissance fortresses in Europe is home to one of Europe’s largest bat colonies.

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Smithsonian Magazine

If you are not interested in places where you can do bat watching, you might want to visit these Most Remote Inhabited Places In The World.

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