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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

The fall 2018 season ended on October 30.  Unofficial totals suggest we banded 3184 new birds and 1486 recaps between August 15 and the end of October.  Unusual birds included a Louisiana Waterthush and a Yellow-breasted Chat, and we were thrilled to pick up on the finch-and-friends irruption with 38 Purple Finches – just one short of our all-time fall record.

Upcoming Events for 2019

April 15:  Spring Season Begins!!!
May 12-18:  Soup to Nets – Intro to Banding Session I

May 19-25:  Soup to Nets – Intro to Banding Session II
May 29:  Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and Memorial Garden Ceremony

July 20-24:  Back to Basics (and Alternates) – Advanced Molt Workshop
August 15:  Fall Season Begins!!!

September 23-29: Soup to Nets – Intro to Banding Session III