Blue Ridge Bird Observatory (BRBO) is an organization of people passionate about birds and the environments they inhabit in the southern Appalachians. BRBO operates MAPS stations, raptor trapping, owl banding, hawkwatch counts, songbird migration monitoring and public education efforts at Big Bald Banding Station, Cowee Mound, Kituah Mound and Highlands Biological Station. BRBO is a public, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, staffed primarily by volunteers that rely on partnerships, grants, foundation gifts and generous private donations to monitor, research and educate the public about the bird communities of the southern Appalachian mountain region.
Blue Ridge Bird Observatory is dedicated to the conservation and protection of birds in the southern Appalachians through monitoring, education and field research.
BRBO BOARD OF DIRECTORS (click to view)