Hawk Counter Position – Spring 2019

Hawk Counter Position – Spring 2019

Spring Hawk Counter Position Available for Braddock Bay Raptor ResearchDuration: March 1 – May 31, 2019Application Deadline: January 15, 2019Job Description:Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) is seeking an experienced hawk counter to conduct the spring raptor count...
Featured Species: Northern Harrier

Featured Species: Northern Harrier

Written by Jim Adams Gliding and bouncing low over the grasslands and marshes of New York state, the Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is one of New York’s more distinctive birds of prey. Unlike high soaring eagles and hawks, harriers spend most of their time close to...
New Feathered Ambassador for BBRR

New Feathered Ambassador for BBRR

Nothing excites our visitors more than seeing raptors up close and personal.  There are many ways to do that at Braddock Bay, from the hawkwatch to the banding station to the Owl Woods.  Encountering  wild raptors in their natural habitat is surely a thrill.  Just as...
August Red-tail Season Begins!

August Red-tail Season Begins!

By Barbara French, BBRR Raptor Bander “There’s a kettle with 7 eagles!” The excited text blinked on my phone, and I didn’t even have to wonder who it came from — master bander and licensed eagle bander, Dan Niven. A few exchanges later, I...
Raptor Banding Update – What a difference a year makes!

Raptor Banding Update – What a difference a year makes!

Second Week of March 2016, by Barb French Last year, Susie Cotsworth and I opened Main Blind in the Owl Woods late in March – and we had to dig out a trench in the snow to run lines to the traps. We froze nearly to death on many of those early days! A frozen lake and...