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2016 Summer Bat Walks
Sea & Sage Audubon Society
Experience the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary after dark!
All the Bat Walks are sold out for 2016!
Each summer, we hold our popular Bat Walks at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. Summer Bat walks are a special opportunity for you to visit the sanctuary after hours as we search for live flying bats feeding on insects at the marsh.
Come discover first-hand that this freshwater wetland is a magical place at dusk. We begin with an indoor presentation by Stephanie Remington, a local bat biologist and then take a short walk along the ponds in search of two species of bats that come to the marsh to feed on insects.

We call these walks “Summer” Bat Walks, but you’ll notice that some of the walks at the end of the season are in September. Since the weather is warmer then, there are more insects, and bats are big insect eaters. In August & September, the “pups” (baby bats) are out feeding with their mothers, so the end of the season is actually one of the best times to go out to see bats.

This popular Irvine event fills up quickly, so register early! 48-hour cancellation notice required for refund. Please dress warmly, wear long sleeves, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and use insect repellent.

Dates for the 2016 Summer Bat Walks
July 8 - sold out!
July 9 - sold out!
July 15 - sold out!
July 16 - sold out!
Aug. 5 - sold out!
Aug. 6 - sold out!
Aug. 19 - sold out!
Aug. 20 - sold out!
Aug. 26 - sold out!
Aug. 27 - sold out!
Sept. 9 - sold out!
Sept. 10 - sold out!
Sept. 23 - sold out!
Sept. 24 - sold out!
Registration Form - no longer linked
All Bat Walks are sold out!

June - July events: 7:15 PM to 9:45 PM
August events: 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
September events: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Start times vary according to time of sunset.

Cost: $18 per adult & $10 for children ages 7-12
Due to the 2.5 hour program and the fact that anyone leaving early must be escorted back to the parking area, we have a minimum age of 7 years for participation.
Participants must pre-pay; walk-ins are not accepted.
Registration Form - no longer linked

For more information on Bats, check out these webpages:
Bat Information Finding bats in O.C. 3 Orange County Bats Links to Bat Webpages
page updated 7/27/16


Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963