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

Our fall season opened on August 15, and will run through the end of October.  Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated, we regret that we are unable to host visitors this fall.  During banding hours, the station and the trails will be closed to all but our assigned staff.  After our nets are closed for the day (at approximately 2PM), visitors are welcome to walk the trails.

NEW !!!  Adopt-a-Tag

In addition to our popular Adopt-a-Bird Program and Adopt-a-Net programs, we now have an Adopt-a-Tag Program!  In 2020, we will start nanotagging Blackpoll Warblers, Canada Warblers, and certain thrushes.  This is your chance to help sponsor a tag, and learn about the detailed movements of your bird!

Upcoming Events for 2020

August 15: Fall Season opens
September 21-27, 2020:  Soup to Nets – An Introduction to Passerine Banding – Canceled

Upcoming Service Days

None currently scheduled