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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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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 2019, 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!

Fall Banding

Our fall season opens on August 15th.  Weather permitting, we’ll be open daily for six hours starting at sunrise.  Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events for 2019

September 19, 2019: BBBO Annual Meeting and Motus Ribbon Cutting (5:30 – 7:30 PM) rescheduled
September 23-29, 2019: Soup to Nets – Intro to Banding Session III
October 18, 2019: BBBO Annual Meeting and Motus Ribbon Cutting (5:30 – 7:30 PM)

Upcoming Service Days

November 11, 2019: Season Clean Up (8:00 – 10:00 AM)
December 10, 2019: Net Mending Bee (1:00 – 3:00 PM)
January 15, 2020: Bag Making Bee (1:00 – 3:00 PM)
February 13, 2020:  Net Mending Bee (1:00 – 3:00 PM)
March 13, 2020: Bag Making Bee (1:00 – 3:00 PM)
April 13, 2020:  Station Set Up (8:00 – 10:00 AM)
April 14, 2020: Station Set Up (8:00 – 10:00 AM)