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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Spring Banding

Banding has ended for the spring.  Unofficially, we ended the season with 4,118 birds of 88 species, and 626 recaptures.  Notable birds included a Pileated Woodpecker and a Prothonotary Warbler.  A noticeable absence was Baltimore Oriole.  While we recaptured several from previous seasons, we did not band any new orioles.  While the season started off slowly, we had several amazing 200+ days, and we ended the season about 300 birds better than last year.

2015 Visitor Challenge

More than 500 people visited the station this spring!  We’ll continue our 2015 visitor challenge in the fall.  We want to top 2014’s total of 700 guests.  Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your scout troop, bring your elementary school class . . . we’d love to see you all!  Big groups can call ahead to schedule a visit, but individuals and small groups are welcome at any time.

Upcoming Events

Teen Bander Training Class:  July 6-10
Summer Advanced Bander’s Workshop:  July 22-26
First day of fall banding:  approximately August 15
Fall Bander’s Training Class:  September 20-26


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