Broome Bird Observatory, Broome

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Broome Bird Observatory is an educational, scientific and recreational facility located 24 km from Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It began operating in 1988 under the auspices of the non-profit organisation Birds Australia to provide a base for the study and enjoyment of the birds of Roebuck Bay and adjoining areas. The bay boasts the highest diversity of migratory waders in Australia. In March and April, immense flocks of waders can be watched as they depart to their breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere.

Broome Bird Observatory is set in pindan woodland on the northern shore of Roebuck Bay. It was formally opened in 1990 and continues to provide accommodation and birdwatching opportunities for visitors, tours, courses, as well as research facilities for scientists and ornithological expeditions. Accommodation includes camping sites, rooms (double/family, bunk, single), and a self-contained chalet. Amenities include toilets, showers, a BBQ and a camp kitchen. The road to the observatory is unsealed. 4WD vehicles are recommended, especially when the road is wet.

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  • We did an evening tour around the plains, we saw so many birds and Jane our guide was lovely, really knowledgeable and very encouraging and welcoming to bird watching. Room was simple and clean as...  more »
  • An excellent way to see the birds of Roebuck bay. Our guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. A great experience for anyone visiting the area  more »
  • Nice place hot in the afternoon. Best time either early morning or evening to visit. Quiet place road to the place is gravel so better to have 4wd but small car can also manage.
  • Beautiful spot. Takes a while to get to but well worth it. You'll need a 4x4. There's a small shop and clean toilets. We didn't try the campsite. Recommended
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