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.
There are only two weeks left in the spring banding season! There are lots of great warblers and thrushes moving through, with a smattering of tanagers, orioles, and buntings. We are starting to see the latest migrants (Red-eyed Vireos and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers), so come visit soon!
2015 Visitor Challenge
We have had more than 300 people visit the station during the first month of operation! We estimate approximately 700 people visited the station in 2014, and we are going to top it in 2015! If you haven’t been by BBBO in a while, this spring is a perfect opportunity. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your scout troop, bring your elementary school class . . . we’d love to see you all! Big groups can call ahead to schedule a visit, but individuals and small groups are welcome at any time.
Spring Bander Training Class: May 11-22
Volunteer Picnic and Memorial Garden Ceremony: May 27