Did you know that a colony of migratory bats live under the Yolo Causeway during the summer? Join Yolo Basin Foundation for a summertime Bat Talk and Walk and learn all about these amazing and beneficial mammals.
Bat Walks begin at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters. Click here for directions to our Headquarters. Registered guests will check-in while remaining in their cars. After check-in, the group will caravan (see video below) to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch the “flyout” of the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in California. To get to the viewing site, the group will caravan through wetlands and rice fields.
The whole experience takes about 2 hours. This is a family friendly event! There is a small amount of walking. Those with mobility issues may remain in or near their cars to view the bats. Please let us know if you have special needs upon arrival for your Bat Walk.
Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. Once you register for your Bat Walk date, you will receive an email with a link to register for your Bat Talk. The Bat Talk is included as part of your ticket purchase. You may purchase up to 6 tickets per transaction.
Youths – $5 (6-17 yrs old)
Children – Free (5 yrs. and under)
Corky Quirk, Yolo Basin Foundation’s Program Coordinator and founder of NorCal Bats, will host several educational and entertaining talks throughout the summer via Zoom. After registering for a Bat Walk, guests will have the opportunity to register for one of the 45-minute live-virtual presentation. The Talk provides information about bats, their natural history and their role in the environment. The Talk includes guest appearances from a few education ambassadors of our local bat species. To fully appreciate the evening flyout of the bats, we strongly encourage you to watch the Bat Talk before joining us for the Bat Walk.
Live by Zoom Bat Talks are available on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m.