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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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NEW !!!  Adopt-a-Net

In addition to our popular Adopt-a-Bird Program, we now have an Adopt-a-Net Program!  At the end of the year, all adoptive net-takers will receive a status report on their net – how many birds were caught of how many species, information on interesting captures and recaptures, and any other unusual events involving the net.  Check it out, and support BBBO by choosing your favorite net!

Fall Banding

We are open for the fall!  Weather permitting, we will be open for six hours daily starting at sunrise.  We are seeing lots of Blackpoll Warblers, sparrows and thrushes.  Species diversity is winding down, but we see something neat almost every day!

Upcoming Events for 2018

September 19:  Annual Meeting @ 5:30-7:00
September 24-30:  Fall Bander Training Class