NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing Search all of NY.gov
D E C banner
D E C banner

Disclaimer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Braddock Bay Bird Conservation Area

This BCA is comprised of a diverse array of habitats along the Lake Ontario shoreline. These habitats include marshes, open water, forests, grasslands, and shrub-scrub. Braddock Bay is a shallow water bay-marsh complex that includes Buck Pond, Long Pond, Cranberry Pond, Braddock Bay, and Rose Marsh. All of the ponds are connected to the lake by intermittent channels, which plug and open up as lake currents and wave action change the character of the gravel and sand barrier bars. The bay-marsh complex provides excellent nesting, resting, and feeding habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and marsh birds. In addition to the marsh areas, there are wooded areas, grasslands, and shrublands. The area is a noted hawk, songbird and owl migration corridor and observation area. The grasslands support bobolink, meadowlark, sedge wren and savannah sparrow.


More about Braddock Bay Bird Conservation Area:

  • Important Links
  • Links Leaving DEC's Website
  • Contact for this Page
  • Nongame Unit
    NYSDEC
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-4754
    518-402-8924
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to Region 8