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

We’re open for the fall!  Things are often a little slow in August, but we’re already seeing early migrants like flycatchers and a few warblers.  Weather permitting, we’ll be open every day until the end of October.  We start at sunrise, and we close our nets six hours later.

2016 Visitor Challenge

More than 800 people visited BBBO in 2015, which completely obliterated 2014’s total of 700 guests.  Thanks for making this challenge a big success.  We’ve already had 325 people visit the station this spring so far, and we’ve love to top 900 guests in 2016!!!

Upcoming Events

September 18-September 24:  Fall Bander Training Class