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Summer Bat Walks
Sea & Sage Audubon Society
Experience the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary after dark!
Registration opens April 1
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 walk along the ponds in search of two species of bats that come in small numbers 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 and 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.

Hey, Kids, do you want to be a Junior Batologist? It's easy, and we'll show you how!
This popular Irvine event fills up quickly, so register early! 48-hour cancellation notice required for refund. Pleasewear long sleeves, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and use insect repellent.
Dates for the 2018 Summer Bat Walks
REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL !st. (See below for information)



Friday - July 6

Saturday - July 7

Friday - July 20

Saturday - July 21

Friday - August 10

Saturday - August 11

Friday - August 17

Saturday - August 18

Friday - September 7

Saturday - September 8

Friday - September 14

Saturday - September 15

* NEW! *

This year, we will use an online registration service called EventBrite for our popular Summer Bat Walks. Beginning on April 1st, you can go to www.eventbrite.com . The dates of the Bat Walks will be listed on their website so you can choose the one that is best for you. Once that date is full, you cannot sign up for it, although you can be put on a waiting list for that date. These events are very popular and fill quickly, so be sure to sign up as quickly as possible. (Prices will remain the same as last year, although there is a service fee charged during online registration.)


JULY events: 7:15 PM — 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 2.5 hour length of program, minimum age of participants is 7 years old.

For more information on Bats, check out these webpages:
Bat Information Finding bats in O.C. 3 Orange County Bats Links to Bat Webpages
updated March 15., 2018


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