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Broome Bird Observatory

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Great trips and fascinating canon netting experience.

Accommodation clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen area with watering holes outside for... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
warmatraveller
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Great loction for bird watching.

On the recommendation of friend, we booked a visit to the Broome Bird Observatory, BBO. We were... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Brad W
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Melbourne, 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...more
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Via Crab Creek Road, 25 Kilometres From Broome | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Accommodation clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen area with watering holes outside for easy viewing of finches, honeyeaters and wallabies. Staff really helpful as well as experts in their field. Easy walks around the observatory for bird spotting but the tours were first rate with...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

On the recommendation of friend, we booked a visit to the Broome Bird Observatory, BBO. We were collected from our accommodation In Broome punctually and driven the 25 km to the BBO by a friendly and interesting driver who works at the observatory. Once at...More

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Brad W, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are very glad you enjoyed your tour in our wonderful surrounds. Kind regards, The Wardens

Reviewed 2 July 2018

We planned to drive there but fortunately found that it would be unlikely much was to be seen. We skirted the area whilst dolphin watching & fould nothing left on shore., although apparently some do overstay, maybe Mr Dutton had told them to leave or...More

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi raffles123, We are sorry you missed out on seeing any shorebirds. During the dry season (winter), there are around 20,000 individuals here, but finding the roosting sites at high tide can be tricky, as different tide heights, as well as disturbances from birds of...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Did a 3 hour tour with Andrew. Fantastic and great value. We saw 36 species including a Yellow Chat. Thanks Andrew.

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hi draco2018, Yes, it was very exciting you were able to see our special Yellow Chat! Thank you for your kind review of our tour. Kind regards, The Wardens

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Nigel was an exceptional guide who went out of his way to show us what he could. His deep knowledge and engaging personality made the tour a delight. It's good to know the cost of the tour supports BBO.

1  Thank Sarah B
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Sarah B, Thank you for your kind review. It was great to meet you both and we are very glad to hear you enjoyed the Bush and Plains Tour. Kind regards, the Wardens.

Reviewed 2 February 2018

We are here twice guided by a Guide from BBO. Place of magnificence, we see many birds flying in this area. Here are also some great places to stop and enjoy. A very nice place for those who like birds.

1  Thank SzimonUter
Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review SzimonUter. We hope to see you again some day! Kind regards, the Wardens

Reviewed 11 September 2017

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

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

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 4 September 2017

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

1  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.

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Reviewed 8 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

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Rosalea M
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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
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Response from BroomeB1 | 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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