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“Privilege to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Broome Bird Observatory

Broome Bird Observatory
Via Crab Creek Road, 25 Kilometres From Broome | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725 , Australia
+61 8 9193 5600
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Ranked #14 of 23 Attractions in Broome
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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.
Fremantle, Australia
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“Privilege to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

After visiting the bird sanctuary in Port Dickson in Malaysia where some of the migratory birds fly on route to and from Australia I realize what a privilege it is to live in Australia and be able to visit the bird sanctuary in Broome. Being able to sit on a pristine beach at Roebuck Bay with no one else around witnessing the birds wandering around is unbelievable to me now. You really do have to travel overseas to understand the magic and majesty of our Australian Outback. Even though travelling in Australia is expensive think about enjoying what we have in our own country rather than opting for a cheap Asian holiday.

Visited July 2011
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A magic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent three days at BBO and it was the most wonderful experience. We spent the days bird spotting around the reserve and along the bay. Shane and Deo were very accommodating and helpful. Shane took us on a lovely walk through the mangroves and along the beach and helped us with bird identification.

Visited January 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“More than just birds - wallabies, snake, lizard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Thought we would try this for a complete change. We are not mad keen birdwatchers, just like them enough to be able to name a dozen or so. Ray our tour guide picked us up from our resort on the Cable Beach side of town (extra fee for this) as we did not wan tto bring our hire car out on the unsealed red road and risk losing our insurance. Ray is very knowledgeable, not only about birds but also the other wildlife (and huge cattle) that he drove us past en route to the Kidneybean claypan which still had water, so attracted a huge range - little birds like tiny roadrunners to back swans and pelicans. During our scenic tour of the district over 2 - 3 hours, we also saw a couple of different kinds of wallabies and a mulga snake from our 4WD transport . Great to have Ray, such an experienced birdspotter who also set up the tripod mounted telescopes so we could see cute bright yellow chats and several differnt kinds of birds of prey.

Visited August 2011
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New South Wales
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“Interesting stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

We stayed here for a couple days. The accommodation was basic but clean and comfortable. They had a large shade room with lots of fridges and everything you need to prepare your meals, then hang out to watch the birds and wallabies come to have a drink. You could walk on your own or take guided tours. the staff is so knowledgeable and keen to share it. If you love birds or want to learn more about them, this is the place to go.

Visited May 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic Knowledge about Birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

Very knowledgable couple. Bird Tours can be highly recommended.
Binoculars were provided and even a telescope was available to observe the birds from up close. After the tour, morning tea was provided and more interesting discussions were held.

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