10 acres located in the Town of Greece, Monroe County
This preserve is the permanently protected home of the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, an internationally recognized bird banding research organization that has been studying migratory songbirds on this site since 1985. This property is recognized as part of a major bird migration stopover area.
The property north of the hedgerow is open to the public throughout the year but with the following stipulation: Closed during spring (April 15th to June 8th) and fall (August 15th to October 15th) migration, when BBBO conducts the majority of its scientific research, we would ask you to stop by the Observatory building for a guided tour of the property.
The land was donated by William Kaiser to Genesee Land Trust in 1999. Braddock Bay Bird Observatory leases and manages the banding station.
On the eastern side of the property, a short hiking trail is open to the public.
North of the hedgerow, the property is closed during spring (April 15 to June 8) and fall (August 15 to October 15). If you would like to explore the northern section of this property during these periods of scientific research, please stop by the Observatory building for a guided tour of the property.
From Lake Ontario State Parkway, follow Manitou Beach Road (Route 261) north, then turn left onto Braddocks Avenue. Look for "Genesee Land Trust" and "Braddock Bay Bird Observatory" signs at the end of Braddocks Avenue (prior to it turning into 3rd Street).
If the parking lot is not is not open, park along the southern edge of Braddocks Avenue.
Approximate Address of Parking:
10 Braddocks Avenue (open during banding season only)