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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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GREAT BUT CHECK TIDES BEFORE YOU LEAVE

The Observatory is a good drive out of Broome, along a very rough dirt road - check the tide is IN... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
NiftyNorm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Absolutely fantastic!

Did the bush birds tour with guide David Campbell. Headed out a few hours before sunset in a 4wheel... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Chris H
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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 12 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
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We took a leisurely drive out to the Broome Bird Observatory and it was fantastic! All the birds and the scenery, seriously the pics we took don’t do it justice at all, the panoramic vistas were amazing especially early in the morning. If you have...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Thank you very much for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and tour!

Reviewed 21 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 13 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 12 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 7 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 25 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 3 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 3 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).

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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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