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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!

Fall Banding

Our fall season ended on October 28.  Stay tuned for our fall summary!

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 for 2018

April 14: Spring banding begins!
May 12:  International Migratory Bird Day
May 13-19:  Spring Bander Training Class
May 23:  Volunteer Picnic and Memorial Garden Ceremony
XXX XX:  Teen Banding Camp
XXX XX:  Advanced Molt Workshop
August 18:  Fall banding begins!
September 12:  Annual Meeting @ 5:30-7:00
September 24-30:  Fall Bander Training Class