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Broome Bird Observatory

#17 of 62 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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Magnificent bird location

Anyone even slightly interested in nature, especially birds, should visit this place. I would... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Celtics9233
via mobile
Visit earlier or later to see the most birds

We were a bit late getting to the Observatory - the dirt road takes a bit longer to travel than... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
qaatalia
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Sydney, 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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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Anyone even slightly interested in nature, especially birds, should visit this place. I would strongly recommend doing a couple of the guided tours which I did. Saw an amazing number of beautiful birds, some fairly rare and learnt a lot from the excellent, knowledgable wardens.

1  Thank Celtics9233
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were a bit late getting to the Observatory - the dirt road takes a bit longer to travel than expected. However, we were very impressed with this not for profit, none government organisation, which is devoted to research. This is not a flash resort....More

1  Thank qaatalia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Nice drive from the main road into the pindan dirt road down crab creek to the water. Pictures do not show the true beauty of colours down here. You have to see them yourself. Not too many birds as wrong time of year. I have...More

2  Thank Raydale
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We opted to be picked up from our accommodation as we haven't got a car with us in Broome.That allowed us to chat with the wardens on the way out and were lucky enough to also see a python that the warden rescued from the...More

3  Thank AscotValeTraveller
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had a rental car which had restrictions on both distance and off-road use and while the last half of the distance was not 'off road' as such, we didn't want the problem of having to clean it prior to returning it so this revue...More

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I spent a fantastic morning observing the wading birds in Roebuck Bay. Nigel and John were so knowledgeable, and even though a lot of the waders had migrated, there were still plenty to see.

1  Thank SandyG_1955
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Hi SandyG_1955. Thank you for your review, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your shorebirds tour a couple of weeks ago! The shorebirds are still here and showing well! Kind regards, Nigel (Warden).

Reviewed 23 June 2016

The dedicated staff and volunteers at the BBO work tirelessly providing Bird Watching tours to the general public, students etc and are a Not For Profit organisation, operating without government assistance. The BBO sits on the shore of Roebuck Bay, one of the most important...More

Thank Jan M
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Thanks Jan for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here, and yes, Roebuck Bay is absolutely stunning! Kind regards, Nigel and Jaime Jackett (Wardens).

Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is the beach from which waders take off on their flight to Siberia. If there are birds around it is a great place to relax, sit under the cliffs and watch the flocks rest or take off to fish. There is a information centre...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Definitely worth the drive out there (on an unsealed road - we had a 4WD hire car). We decided to book a shore bird tour as we are novice birdwatchers and the number of birds you get to see depends on the tides. John drove...More

Thank Dan026
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

If your interested in Shorebirds and birds in bush this is the place for you. We drove our Britz van in but booked an air conditioned bunk room as the temperatures were still very high when we visited. The road in could be tricky in...More

1  Thank yolc
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TinaOfficer
Hello, We are thinking of spending a few days here late December - can anyone advise regarding things like mosquitos - can we swim or isd this the wrong time of year? Any advice would be appreciated
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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