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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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Annual Meeting:  September 13 @ 5:30

BBBO’s members are cordially invited to join us in the Elizabeth W. Brooks Education Room on the evening of Wednesday September 13th from 5:30 – 7:00 for our annual meeting.  This is your opportunity to talk to board members and share your thoughts about the past, present and future of the organization.  You’ll hear about the exciting initiatives we are launching this fall, and – of course – there will be snacks.  We hope to see you all there.

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, and we have birds!  (Well . . . sometimes we have birds.)  Fall migration is just getting underway, and we’ve had a smattering of great birds including Bay-breasted Warblers, Blackburnian Warblers, Wilson’s Warblers . . . and even a Prairie Warbler! Don’t miss out on all the fun – we’re open every day (weather permitting) starting at dawn.

2017 Visitor Challenge

More than 800 people visited BBBO in 2015, which completely obliterated 2014’s total of 700 guests.  We were close to 900 in 2016, and we’d love to break that barrier this year!  Stop by for a visit, and bring your friends! 

Upcoming Events

August 12: Fall banding begins!
September 13:  Annual Meeting @ 5:30-7:00.
September 24-30:  Fall Bander Training Class