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Bat Flight Program im Carlsbad Cavern National Park

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Address: 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
Phone Number: +1 (0) 575 785 3012
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Silent beauty

I learned so much about the importance of bats to all of us, but it was a rare thing to see a group of children and adults from all around the world silent and in awe. Don't miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Beulah, Colorado
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Beulah, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I learned so much about the importance of bats to all of us, but it was a rare thing to see a group of children and adults from all around the world silent and in awe. Don't miss it.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have seen the bat flight program numerous times. Every time has been a miracle. Some bat flights will be pure awesomeness, especially if they happen to occur before it's completely dark. You can see them against the late afternoon sky, moving like a magic rope down to the valley to feed. Some flights will be like puffs, some will... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is an absolute must do. We were told to be at the Natural Cave entrance at 6:15. A park ranger was there telling use all about the bats and such. Then ~6:45, bats started to come out of the cave. They came out in DROVES for over 40 minutes until it became too dark to even see them anymore,... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This program is offered around dusk--the time of the bat's natural exit from the cavern to go out hunting insects for food. The Park Ranger gave an excellent talk about how the observation of the bat's exit of the cave led to discovery of the cave in the last century, although there is evidence that Native Amercans had long known... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went on Oct 5th and the bats started coming out at 6:45 pm. They kept coming out steady for 30 minutes which was really amazing. We left after 30 minutes and they were still coming out. We were told that there were about 300,000 to 400,000 bats in the cave but it seemed like a lot more. The program... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The bat flight program was interesting. It begins about one hour before sunset. Thousands of bats emerge from the caverns, fly in a circle and then go off in search of food.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Don't miss this adventure. Excellent program and well worth the time. Park service presenter was exceptional

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We settled in the amphitheater to hopefully witness the emerging bats as they venture out to dine on thousands of small insects, and we were not disappointed. As we waited and visited with fellow Bat Seekers around us, the cave sparrows put on their on show as they went into the cave to nest for the night. Approximately one hour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

One of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring experiences you can have at a national park. It's absolutely amazing in this day an age to be in a small amphitheatre with over 100 people, who are not on their phones (prohibited at the program) in pindrop silence, observing the thousands of bats as they fly out of the cave and start their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Silently witnessing the flight of bats and swallows in the calm of dusk is something that should not be missed. The beautiful drive out to the Caverns sets the mood. The visitors are respectful of the rules to turn off phones and respect the wonders of nature.

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