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Broome Bird Observatory

#19 of 63 things to do in Broome Features Animals
Via Crab Creek Road, 25 Kilometres From Broome | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9193 5600
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We saw an eastern curlew

This place is amazing, run by volunteers, you can stay overnight and do tours to see the birds. we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie E
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Amazing place to see birds and experience tranquiity

The setting of this bird observatory is within the Roebuck Bay catchment. It is reached via 7km of... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
AnnaReview
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Perth, Australia
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Broome Bird Observatory is located on the north-west coast of Australia on the shores of Roebuck Bay. The Broome region is regarded as the most significant site in Australia for shorebirds as well as being of high signifcance among other locations for shorebirds across the world. Roebuck Bay has the greatest diversity of shorebird species of any site on the planet and around 150,000 of these birds visit annually.
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Via Crab Creek Road, 25 Kilometres From Broome | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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+61 8 9193 5600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, run by volunteers, you can stay overnight and do tours to see the birds. we walked down to the bay and spent an hour or so watching the shorebirds play among the mangroves. The souvenirs all help contribute to the up...More

1  Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The setting of this bird observatory is within the Roebuck Bay catchment. It is reached via 7km of unsealed road - along the way there are plenty of opportunities to pull over to see the turquoise bay, or do a spot of fishing. Broom Bird...More

4  Thank AnnaReview
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I did the Mangrove and Plains tours. Both were interesting and both guides were extremely knowledgeable. Had I visited during the wader season, I am sure this would have been equally rewarding. The Mangrove tour required some slipping around on mud but suitable footwear is...More

1  Thank Lloyd055
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Lloyd005, Thank you for your kind review, and we are glad you enjoyed the two tours! We hope you are able to return one day when we are joined by a further 100,000 shorebirds during the summer. Kind regards, the Wardens.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stayed in the chalet for two nights. This is fully self-contained with a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, set around a central living space, a couple of minutes walk from the shade house (communal kitchen facilities for campers, plus covered viewing of birds...More

Thank TalbotTravellers
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear TalbotTravellers, Thank you for visiting us once again, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our peaceful observatory. Kind regards, The Wardens

Reviewed 20 April 2017

The staff here are very helpful, although most of the birds had gone, they gave us good tips where to go. But even without the birds, lots of quiet beautiful beach spots to relax and enjoy

Thank Timothy1967
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A wonderful course to learn about shorebirds and their migrating history, Wardens very skilled, informative and patient and obviously enjoy their roles. Food for the course was plentiful and quite exotic and varied. Weather hot and humid but course planned carefully to minimise this. Accommodation...More

Thank isabelhose39
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

An easy drive in a 4WD along good dirt roads will get you to this pristine location with breathtaking vistas and views and literally tens of thousands of birds. If you time your visit with the tide this is an awesome experience. This is also...More

Thank Mark G
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thank you very much for your review Mark G - we are glad you were able to experience the incredible tides we have here in Broome, and how the shorebirds interact with them.

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Roebuck Bay is home for the Austral summer to an enormous number of migratory shorebirds. If you want to find out all about the birds and their incredible migratory flights then this is a great place to go. Knowledgable staff and more birds than you're...More

Thank AdamLeaves
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Observatory is a good drive out of Broome, along a very rough dirt road - check the tide is IN before leaving, otherwise you'll go all the way out and won't see any birds

3  Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Did the bush birds tour with guide David Campbell. Headed out a few hours before sunset in a 4wheel drive the observatory provided. Luckily i was the only person booked in, apart from a friend of Davids so it was a very personal tour. Being...More

1  Thank Chris H
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TinaOfficer
3 November 2016|
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Response from Broome B | Property representative |
To swim in this part of Roebuck Bay (North Shore) is not favourable because it is muddy and the tide can go kilometers way out during law tide. Besides, during wet season (Nov-May), there are jellyfish in the bay, so... More
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