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12 Mile Bird Park

Location: 24 Yamashita Street, Broome WA 6725

12 Mile Bird Park

Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 4pm.

If you’re a bird lover, you will love 12 Mile Bird Park.

Located 12 miles out of the beautiful town of Broome, this Bird Park is not to be missed as one of Broome’s great attractions!

John, the owner, carved this amazing Bird Park from a bare 5 acre block at 12 mile and 4 years later, there are over 600 birds, 80 different species and 93 aviaries with more being built all the time.

The Bird Park has lovely shaded alcoves with timber seats along tidy trails that weave their way between the aviaries. The birds themselves range from tiny, beautifully coloured Gouldian Finches to two majestic Blue and Gold Macaws. The array of cockatoos including red-tailed, white tailed, yellow tailed, gang gang, sulphur crested to name a few are so entertaining, some obviously have been hand reared to be chatty and cheeky.

A Barramundi Lake complete with waterfall, walk through aviaries and a shop with refreshments and birds for sale are some of the projects that John will be working on in the near future.

For $15 entrance fee, this Park is value for money and a lovely way to spend a few hours.

BOOK ONLINE or Call Broome Visitor Centre on (08) 9195 2200.

TICKETS: Adults – $15 Children (5-15years) and Pensioners $10 Family Passes (2 adults/3 children under 15yrs) $40.

LOCATION: 24 Yamashita Street, 12 Mile, (that’s 12 miles out of town) Broome WA 6725 Telephone: 0408 941 059

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Description

Come meet some of our fabulous feathered friends!

Here’s just a taste of what 12 Mile Bird Park has to offer! From Budgies to Macaws and Parrots with attitude, we have loads of interesting facts to share with you about each bird.

Come meet Pablo and Contessa! Renown for being intelligent, social birds, these playful birds are popular pets. Macaws are king-sized members of the parrot family, with 17 species, several of which are endangered.

Latin Name: Tyto Alba ... meaning white owl. The Barn Owl is found in nearly every country in the world, except for Polar and Desert Regions. They can fly almost silently, with wingbeats interrupted by gliding. This enables them to hear the slightest sounds made by rodent prey hidden in deep vegetation while flying up to three metres overhead.

Meet Gilly and Jilly! Black Swans are found throughout Australia with the exception of Cape York Peninsula, and are more common in the south. They pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season. Eggs are laid in an untidy nest made of reeds and grasses. The nest is placed either on a small island or floated in deeper water. The chicks (cygnets) are covered in grey down and are able to swim and feed themselves as soon as they hatch.

The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is native to Australia and New Guinea. They have a very loud, raucous call; it is adapted to travel through the forest environments in which they live, including tropical and subtropical rainforests.

Pop in and spend a few hours or enjoy the whole day, meeting our fabulous feathered friends, here at 12 Mile Bird Park.