Waugh Drive Bat Colony, Houston

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  • September 7, 2017
    We arrived at the observation platform to watch the bats emerge from under the Waugh Drive Bridge on August 10th. About 50 people had gathered. Sure enough thousands of bats flew out just after sundow...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    This is definitely worth a trip into the city. Now the parking can be tricky, but we found a spot quickly (even on a Saturday night) in Sports Park. We arrived about 20 minutes before sunset and the b...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    Took an uber to address provide from the description in Google maps. Bats started to arrive as we were walking up about 25 minutes before sunset, but it was slightly overcast and fighting off inclemen...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    Very cool experience! I had seen the bats in Austin but I didn't know Houston had a huge bat colony as well! We got to see a dramatic moment when a bird swooped down and caught a bat in mid-air. Good free family entertainment!
  • May 12, 2017
    One of Houston's best free activities to bring guests and travelers to. Good to arrive about 20-30 mins before sunset. You can view from the bank and under the bridge but if you want to take video, I would suggest setting up on the bridge
  • July 3, 2017
    A-MAZ-ING!!!!! Never thought I would love bats so much!!!! This is the coolest place to come to!!! Come just before dusk and stay as long as you want.... When they first start flying out, a lot land on the ground and you can pick them up (even tough you shouldn't!!!) One landed right one me, and climbed up my body and I let him crawl onto my hand and he flew off, it was so awesome!!!! More fun than a zoo! LOL
  • February 21, 2017
    Having lived in houston for almost 20 years I always took my out of town guests to Austin to show the bat colony under the bridge over there. Never knew that we have a huge colony right here in Houston. Awesome and wish someone would rent night vision goggles to see in the dark.
  • December 4, 2016
    This is one of the coolest little gathering spots in Houston - and it happens every day at sunset. The Waugh bridge has the largest colony of Mexican Fruit Bats in North America living under it. Every evening at sunset, millions of bats fly out to feed in one of greatest shows in nature. Grab a snack or a beer and join the hundred or so onlookers that gather here every evening.

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