For all you hawk watchers out there missing spring migration…BBRR is looking for volunteers to assist with our 2020 Summer Raptor Count.  This count began in the summer of 2019, to document the natal dispersal flight of raptors which occurs at Braddock Bay primarily in the month of August. These flights are typically made up of mainly Red-tailed Hawks, but other species commonly occurring are Broad-winged Hawks, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, along with a smattering of others.

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct the count, or assist with data recording, from August 1-31. Minimum coverage will be 2 hours/day, weather depending. Inexperienced volunteers will be partnered up with a more seasoned counter. It’s a great time for beginners to polish up on your raptor ID skills and get ready for the next migration season.  Training and orientation will be provided prior to the start of the count season.

For more information and to sign up, send an email to or call and leave a message at 585-267-5483.