Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM March through November. These hours apply to the office and shop, but the Observatory trails and facilities are accessible at all hours.
Broome Bird Observatory is located on the north shore of Roebuck Bay, shorebird capital of Australia and one of the world’s great bird-watching destinations.
We are a not-for-profit organisation for research, education and recreational bird-watching.
Join one of our tours and experience Broome’s amazing birdlife — we offer 1hr, 2.5hr and full-day tours to Roebuck Bay and beyond.
Stay overnight in our basic but comfortable air-con rooms, or camp in our bush campground ($15 per adult per night, children 8 – 12 years $7.50, under 8s free)
Take a short walk down to the beach or explore the trails around the BBO grounds.
Join us for Bird Log every evening — share your observations and hear what other birds and animals have been seen around the area.
Learn about research based at the BBO — visitors are welcome to participate in our regular mud-sampling and shorebird banding activities.
We offer a variety of birdwatching and nature tours, each showcasing a different habitat found within 70 km of the observatory. Marvel at mangroves and 10 metre tides, spy on flocks of thousands of roosting shorebirds on red sandy beaches, see the life that exists only with fresh water at ephemeral wetlands, and enjoy the setting Western Australian sun over vast empty plains.
With over 300 species recorded in the Broome area, we are sure to add some long-desired species to your list. New to birdwatching? Our tours are a great starting point for those who just want to get out and appreciate nature. Targeting something specific? No problem! Our guides are experienced birdwatchers with an intimate knowledge of our regions birds and can help get you onto that long-awaited addition to your life list. We can even tailor a tour to suit your needs.