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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.Plan your Broome Bird Observatory visit and explore what else you can see and do in Broome using our Broome trip site.
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.
Broome Bird Observatory reviews
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 »
magical to see so many different beautiful birds in one place and all cared for too. Then the Cassowary and Emu so neat to see upclose even some Alexandrine Parrots my Dad in UK has in an aviary 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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