BBBO encourages the public to visit the banding station and learn about bird migration and our research. However, due to a shortage of parking, we ask that you call us to schedule visits by groups larger than 10 individuals. The station is open to the public from sunrise until close (usually around noon) daily during the banding season. Please keep in mind that the station is only operational from mid-April to early-June during spring migration, and from late-August to late-October during fall migration. The station is closed the remainder of the year. To ensure the safety of the birds, the station is also closed on rainy days and days when the temperature is below 35 degrees. In the interest of our ongoing research programs, access to portions of the study area are closed to the public. Well behaved children are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.
During the banding season between sunrise and noon, you can call the Kaiser-Manitou Beach station directly at 585-227-3490. Please remember that our volunteers are often extremely busy during this time, but they are able to answer quick questions, give directions to the station, etc.
Our station is located at 10 Braddocks Ave, Hilton NY, 14468. From the Lake Ontario State Parkway, take the Manitou Beach Road exit and head toward the lake. Follow Manitou Beach road for 7/10 mile, and take the first left on to Braddocks Ave.