Bat Talk and Walk 2017 tickets will go on sale May 1.
If you wish to bring a larger group (e.g. scouts, PTA school trip, church group, or a bunch of your friends), the cost is $12 per adult, with a minimum fee of $240. Maximum number of attendees is 65. Please contact Corky Quirk, CQuirk@yolobasin.org, to arrange a private tour.
Join the Yolo Basin Foundation to learn about and view live bats, native to Northern California, at one of our popular summer events.
Bat Walk and Talk series begins in June and runs to the beginning of September. Following a 45 minute indoor presentation on bat natural history, the group will carpool out to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch one of the largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats in California as it emerges in large ribbons to hunt insects at sunset. To get to the bat viewing site, we will travel through leased rice farming fields to an area not open to the public.
The whole experience takes about 3 hours. This is a family friendly event! There is a small amount of walking. Those in wheelchairs or unable to walk may view the bats by car.
Tickets will go on sale May 1.
For more information please contact Corky Quirk at (530) 902-1918 or CQuirk@yolobasin.org.
T-shirts are available for purchase during a Bat Talk & Walk event and through the YBF office.
To order, call (530) 757-3780.
$15/$12 for YBF Members
T-shirt art provided by Ching Chang (Explore the Dark Side) and Pamela Rhodes (Bats in the Bypass).
KQED Quest: “Bats Beneath Us”
featuring Corky Quirk, Yolo Basin Foundation’s bat expert
from Kristin Tieche
Additional Bat Links
Articles about the Bat Talk & Walks
- “5 places in California to go a little batty,” SF Chronicle, 4/13/14 View
- “A highway, a wetland and 250,000 bats,” Bay Nature, 7/26/13 View
- “Going Batty,” Davis Enterprise, 8/12/12 View
- Yolo Flyway Newsletter, Summer 2011 Download pdf