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When is the best time to see them?

You can watch the "fly out" at sunset each day when thousands of flying foxes decamp in search of food and water. The spectacular event can be viewed from Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve. When the weather is hot, flying foxes will often dip their bodies by skimming the water surface then licking their wet belly.

Flying fox numbers generally increase in spring. The camp has recorded a maximum of 173,000 flying-foxes in January 2014 since quarterly monitoring began in 2012 as part of the National Flying-fox Monitoring Program. This influx mainly comprised the highly nomadic Little Red Flying Fox. Camp numbers are usually below 20,000.

This page was last updated on: 13 September 2019