2020 Raptor Education Course Offered

2020 Raptor Education Course Offered

The 2020 spring season will be here before we know it! If you would you like to get more involved in BBRR’s operations, or if you simply have a great interest in raptors and want to learn more about them, consider participating in the next BBRR Raptor Education...
Featured Species: Red-tailed Hawk

Featured Species: Red-tailed Hawk

Written by Jill Heimrich   Have you ever driven down the expressway or thruway and noticed a fierce-looking, large bird atop the light or telephone pole intently looking at the ground on the side of the road? That bird is most likely a Red-tailed hawk (Buteo...
Follow BBRR on Dunkadoo & HawkCount

Follow BBRR on Dunkadoo & HawkCount

Follow the Hawkwatch on Dunkadoo & HawkCount   The spring migration season is underway and we are counting raptors every day through the end of May.  This year we are excited to be implementing a new app to allow our followers to see what’s being...
2019 Raptor Education Course Offered

2019 Raptor Education Course Offered

The 2019 spring season will be here before we know it! If you would you like to get more involved in BBRR’s operations, or if you simply have a great interest in raptors and want to learn more about them, consider participating in the next BBRR Raptor Education...
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...
Raptors in Art Class

Raptors in Art Class

It is not unusual for BBRR to be called upon to do presentations in classrooms with our education raptors, especially to help students learn about ecology and other science topics related to birds of prey.  But raptors are not just for science.  This fall our...
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...
Marvelous May!

Marvelous May!

Braddock Bay fans often enter into the month of May lamenting that the hawkwatching season has past its peak, and it’s all downhill in terms of raptor migration at least.  It doesn’t help that our eyes are easily turned to the colorful menagerie of warblers and other...