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Broome Bird Observatory

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Via Crab Creek Road, 25 Kilometres From Broome | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9193 5600
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I want to come back

We spent two afternoons with the knowledgeable guides at the BBO. The first afternoon we were on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MoonFairy
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Aberystwyth
Superb

This is a lovely place to visit, and there are plenty of small walks to do around the observatory... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara B
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Gympie, 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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“shore birds” (18 reviews)
“roebuck bay” (10 reviews)
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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

We spent two afternoons with the knowledgeable guides at the BBO. The first afternoon we were on the Bush and Plains tour where we got to see an array of raptors, fairy wrens, yellow chat, and shorebirds (to mention a few). The second afternoon we...More

Thank MoonFairy
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MoonFairy, Thank you for your kind review and we are very glad you enjoyed your two tours with us! We would be thrilled to have you visit again the future. Kind regards, The Wardens

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit, and there are plenty of small walks to do around the observatory. We were there in the middle of the day, so didn't see too many birds, but the enthusiasm of the people who work there is really...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband visited the Observatory and went on the Shorebirds Tour while I was slaving away at a conference! He was really impressed with the Observatory and the tour and has bookmarked it for another visit nest time we are in Broome.

Thank aja470
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We engaged local guide George Swan, to take us to Crab Creek. With each having a monocular telescope we worked through the wonderful and amazing collection of shore birds that inhabited the beach at high tide. Certainly a highlight of our Broome visit

Thank tav_mind
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 17 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 19 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 27 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 29 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 21 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
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Rosalea M
1 September 2017|
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Response from tav_mind | Reviewed this property |
We wanted to see shore birds and so it was important to be there at high tide when the birds were not feeding
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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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