Welcome to BBBO
Who we are
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization dedicated to ornithological research, education and conservation. BBBO is operated entirely by volunteers, with the financial support of our members. Our primary research and education facility, the Kaiser-Manitou Beach Banding Station, is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario northwest of Rochester, NY. Find out more.
Eastern Bird Banding Association / Ontario Bird Banding Association Annual Conference: EBBA and OBBA will be holding a joint meeting in Hamilton, Ontario, from March 28-29. There are will be field trips, a bird quiz, and papers on everything from Snowy Owls to Snow Buntings, and from Tree Swallows to Trumpeter Swans. Registration is open to the public. This is a great opportunity not only for banders, but for birders and anyone interested in conservation!
Hawk Migration Association of North America’s Annual Conference: The 40th HMANA conference is being hosted by Braddock Bay Raptor Research, on April 25 – 27. The schedule includes field trips (including morning and evening visits to BBBO), photography sessions, research sessions, and keynote speaker Richard Crossley. Registration is open to the public. Members of local birding associations (BBBO, RBA, etc.) qualify for the reduced registration fee. If you aren’t a member, consider becoming one today.
Spring Banding: The station will open for the spring season on or about April 19. See you then!