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.

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Saw-whet Banding

A spell of warmer weather is on the way!  Owl banding will be on every evening except Sunday, weather permitting.  As always, be certain to call the station (585-227-3490) before driving out.  The trails are really muddy; muck boots are definitely a plus!  We are tending to get our owls later in the evening (starting around 10:30).  We have gotten some earlier, but be prepared for a long wait.

Spring Banding

We are open for the season!  Banding starts daily 15 minutes before sunrise.  Guests are always welcome.

Upcoming Events

Bird of Prey Days:  BBRR is holding their annual Bird of Prey days on April 25-27.  Events include field trips to the BBBO banding station, tours of the raptor banding station, owl prowls, games presentations, and live birds of prey in the hand!

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.


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