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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-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!

Spring Banding

Warblers and flycatchers and more warblers!  That’s what we are seeing this week.  We’ve had the big push of migrants, but lots of birds are still moving through and we get beauties every day.  Stop in and say hello during our last week of spring banding!

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

June 3:  Last day of the spring season

July 19-26:  Advanced Molt Workshop
August 12: Fall banding begins!
September 24-30:  Fall Bander Training Class