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.
ROC the DAY!
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory participating in this year’s Roc the Day fundraiser, hosted through the United Way. On Wednesday December 11, you can show your support for 600 local non-profit organizations by donating through the ROC the Day website. Remember that you can always support BBBO through the mail or through our “donate” button above.
Fall banding came to an end on Friday October 24. We complained a bit this season about the seemingly endless slow days, and we wondered where and when the birds went . . . since they did not seem to be coming by us! We ended the season with 4,511 new bands of 85 species, and 1310 recaptures. 597 of the new birds were banded in the fall preseason (between July 21 and August 16), leaving us with 3,914 for the intensive season. Over the previous 10 intensive fall seasons (2003 – 2012), we have averaged 4,679 new birds. Of course, the averages do not account for effort, so the final story on the fall season will be told when we calculate the number of birds / net hour. A detailed report on the Fall 2013 season will be published in the Spring 2014 newsletter. Stay tuned!
The station will open for the spring season on or about April 19. See you then!