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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

Out fall 2019 season has come to a close!  Watch this space for a summary of our fall season, and watch your mail boxes for our 2019 newsletter with detailed information on both spring and fall 2019.

Upcoming Events for 2020

April 15, 2020: First day of Spring Banding Season
May 11-17, 2020:  Soup to Nets – An Introduction to Passerine Banding
May 20-24, 2020: MAPS Prep – An Advanced Workshop
July 22-26, 2020:  Back to Basics (and Alternates): An Advanced Molt Workshop
September 21-27, 2020:  Soup to Nets – An Introduction to Passerine Banding

Upcoming Service Days

week of November 17, 2019: Season Clean Up (exact date and time TBA)
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)