BBRR’s Mission:

  • To conduct research projects on birds of prey, other wildlife and the environment.

  • To educate the public about birds of prey, other wildlife and the environment.

  • To contribute to consideration of public policy on birds of prey, other wildlife and the environment..

  • To maintain the natural character of Braddock Bay, Lake Ontario, New York for public benefit.

Northern Saw Whet Owl
Broad-winged Hawk Soaring
Sharp-shinned Hawk Banding

Support BBRR

BBRR is now enrolled in the PayPal Giving Fund.  Through this, 100% of your donation will go to Braddock Bay Raptor Research as the Giving Fund partners cover the overhead costs associated with handling the transactions.

Bird of Prey Days 2024

Download Full Schedule (PDF)2024 Bird of Prey DaysBraddock Bay is home to one of the most spectacular spring raptor migrations in the country!  Join Braddock Bay Raptor Research in this annual event to learn about hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and others, and support...

2024 Raptor Education Course Offered

**The Raptor Education Course is now FULL.  Please send an email to information@bbrr.org if you would like to be put on the waiting list ofr any openings, and notifications of any second session becoming available.** BBRR is excited to present the 2024 Raptor...

2024 Spring Internships with BBRR

Braddock Bay Raptor Research announces the availability of internships for the spring 2024 season.  There are multiple openings for these part-time internships in which individuals can focus on raptor field studies (banding, hawk migration count) and/or education. ...

BBRR Receives Grant from RBA

Braddock Bay Raptor Research is grateful to receive a grant from the Rochester Birding Association (RBA) in support of the spring hawkwatch.  The grant is part of the RBA's recently established Conservation, Accessibility and Engagement Fund.  BBRR will use this grant...
April 2024

Bird of Prey Days 2024 – Friday Program Last Few Tickets

Come to Braddock Bay Park and join the celebration of the migration! Opening Night Program! — doors open 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Raptors of the Forest, featuring BBRR’s raptor ambassadors and guests from Helmer Nature Center. Presented by Daena Ford, president of BBRR Walk-ins welcome but seating is limited.  Reserve your spot by using the […] ...
26 Apr
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Braddock Bay Park
Donald Schleiter Lodge, Braddock Bay Park, Greece NY

Bird of Prey Days 2024 – Saturday Program

Come to Braddock Bay Park and join the celebration of the migration!  BBRR has a variety of programs happening for all ages, both indoors and out, to help you learn about some fascinating birds of prey. These exhibitors will be on site throughout the weekend: The Bird House, Genesee Valley Audubon Society, Rochester Birding Association, […] ...
27 Apr
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Braddock Bay Park
Donald Schleiter Lodge, Braddock Bay Park, Greece NY

Introduction to Wildscaping: Making your Home a Haven for Birds, Pollinators and Wildlife

Combating climate change requires action on multiple fronts. From taking the lead of those most impacted by environmental degradation to demonstrating ecosystem solidarity at home, there’s a growing recognition of the need to reassess local, institutional and systemic practices. More and more people are considering the needs of their wild neighbors, including their preferred shelter, […] ...
27 Apr
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

WNY Raptor: Wildlife Rehabilitation, Research and Education

WNY Raptor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, education, and research. During WNY Raptor’s presentation, Bernie Clabeaux will share the mission of the nonprofit as well as successful rehabilitation stories, including those of orphaned barn owls, turkey vultures, hawks, and others. She will also discuss the current research projects of WNY Raptor. Helen […] ...
27 Apr
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bird of Prey Days 2024 – Sunday Program

Come to Braddock Bay Park and join the celebration of the migration!  BBRR has a variety of programs happening for all ages, both indoors and out, to help you learn about some fascinating birds of prey. These exhibitors will be on site throughout the weekend: The Bird House, Genesee Valley Audubon Society, Rochester Birding Association, […] ...
28 Apr
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Braddock Bay Park
Donald Schleiter Lodge, Braddock Bay Park, Greece NY

Live Raptor Presentation by the Cornell Raptor Program

The Cornell Raptor Program was established in 1993 to provide Cornell undergraduate students and other community members an opportunity to become involved directly with efforts to promote conservation of birds of prey. We will be presenting live hawks, falcons, and owls and our education birds’ personal histories, with time for a Q&A and chance to […] ...
28 Apr
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What’s that Hawk? Raptor ID Workshop

Come hawkwatch with us!  This program will start indoors with a short presentation on the species you will see during migration and other times of year.  Get tips on how to identify the birds, and then go outside and put those newfound skills to the test. Bring your own binoculars or borrow from BBRR.  Great […] ...
28 Apr
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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