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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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Fall Banding

We are open for the fall!  The doldrums of August are upon us, and we are only getting a handful of birds a day.  Things should pick up soon as the migrants start to wander through.  We are open to the public every day that we are open; we open the nets 15 minutes before sunrise and close six hours later.  Hope to see you there!

2015 Visitor Challenge

More than 500 people visited the station this spring!  We’ll continue our 2015 visitor challenge in the fall.  We want to top 2014’s total of 700 guests.  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.

Upcoming Events

Fall Bander’s Training Class:  September 20-26

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