Late August through September is peak season for the bats. The young have been born and go out with the adults at night. The census at Bat Flight is much higher now. Don't miss the chance to see this event, before the bats leave us to spend their winter in Brazil.
Every evening at dusk, thousands of Mexican Freetail bats go out to feed on moths and other nocturnal insects. In the peak summer season, their numbers can go as high as 750,000. These small creatures exit the Bat Cave in a swirling ribbon, unfurling silently across the sky. Leave all of your preconceived notions behind. If, like many of us, your knowledge of bats is grounded in myth and legend and old horror movies, you are in for a wonderful surprise. Bat Flight is a quiet experience -- no screeching or calling or sudden shifts, only the sound of air moving, as thousands of winged animals lift into the sky.
The National Parks Service rangers provide an excellent presentation prior to the exodus of the bats.This outdoor event is free to the public, every evening, from mid-May to October.
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BAT FLIGHT AT THE CARLSBAD CAVERNS
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