Bat Flight Tour

The Frio Bat Flight


Bat Flight Tour

 
Frio Bat Flight

Frio Bat Cave Tours

For a once in a lifetime experience you will want to come to the Frio Bat Flight Tour and witness this awesome site as 10 to 12 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats ascend into the evening sky before sunset at Frio Cave near Concan, Texas.

This is the second largest bat population in the world open to the public!

Meet your guide at the gate. The gate is 1/3 of a mile down FM 2690, first gate on the right after crossing the bridge over the Frio River.Follow the guide in your car 2 miles on ranch to the Frio Cave, take a short easy walk to the top of the hill to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles. Handicapped parking and accessibility are available.  If you are unable to make the walk please inform a guide. Someone may drive you up after the walkway has cleared.

Also at the bat viewing area you will possibly see Cave Swallow, Rock and Canyon Wren, and you might even see a ringed-tail cat or skunk entering the cave to catch dinner. Be amazed as several species of raptor dive into the exiting swirl of bats.

 

Birds of prey catch the bats in the air

We have seen Zoned-tailed, Red-tailed, Red-shoulder, Kestrel, Swainson’s and Harris’s hawks plus Merlin and Peregrine falcons after the bats.

This is a maternity cave where the bats return each spring to mate and give birth to their pups. Unfortunately the bats fly south for the winter and are only here from mid March thru September.

Great Experience for Elementary, High School & College Groups

Frio Cave’s guides begin the tour with an interpretive talk about the known history of Frio Cave, the bats found in the cave and bats in general.  This is a great chance to learn about the benefits of  bats, life in and around the cave and nature in the Hill Country.

 

Flash Flood Watch

Issued:
2:36 PM CDT on May 29, 2016
Expires:
1:00 PM CDT on May 30, 2016
Thunderstorm
Sunday 05/29 80%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Overcast
Monday 05/30 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 85F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thunderstorm
Tuesday 05/31 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 80F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thunderstorm
Wednesday 06/01 80%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms. Potential for heavy rainfall. High 78F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thunderstorm
Thursday 06/02 90%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. Potential for heavy rainfall. High near 80F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Thunderstorm
Friday 06/03 90%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 81F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

 

 

 

 

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