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!

Spring Field Assistant Position

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is seeking a Field Assistant for our spring 2016 season.  The deadline to apply is March 1; details can be found here.

Spring Banding

It’s only January, but already migrants are winging their way northward!  It won’t be long before we put our nets back up and begin our spring season.  Weather always plays a role, but we anticipate our spring season will start on or around April 16.

2016 Visitor Challenge

More than 800 people visited BBBO in 2015, which completely obliterated 2014’s total of 700 guests.  Thanks for making this challenge a big success.  Help us top 900 guests in 2016!!!

Upcoming Events

March 1:  Deadline to apply for Spring Field Assistant
April 16:  Spring Banding Begins
May 15-May 21:  Spring Bander Training Class
July 11-July 15:  Teen Bander Training Class
July 20-July 24:  Summer Advanced Bander Workshop
September 18-September 24:  Fall Bander Training Class




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