Broome Bird Observatory, Broome

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#7 of 13 in Parks in Broome
The BBO is located along the shores of Roebuck Bay, a Ramsar-listed wetland. Thousands of migratory shorebirds use the bay as their feeding grounds. This unique location offers one of the best shorebird viewing sites in the world.
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  • Very nice collection of birds especially parakeets and parrots. Shady and peaceful, we're having a good time.
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  • 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 shorebi...  more »
  • 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 peopl...  more »
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  • Magical and quite place. The shade-house and the ocean view hides are very good. Seabirds are amazing for numbers of species present, but high winds and tides may mean you need to stay over a few days.
  • Beautiful place with lots of wildlife! Truly spectacular with the red sand floawinf into the bright blue ocean. Only downside is the fact that it's not really accessable without a 4wd.
  • Fascinating place with dedicated and knowledgeable guides.
  • Cooked our own breakfast in their commercial style camp kitchen. Lots of local birds on display as we were eating our breakfast
  • Check out the birds with the experts.

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A well-developed tourist destination, Broome boasts lodgings that range from four- and five-star hotels to inexpensive hostels catering mainly to young backpackers passing through the area. Book ahead if you want to ensure a spacious hotel room loaded with modern amenities and easy access to the area's finest beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget or don't like to plan months in advance, consider staying at a guesthouse, where small but clean rooms often come with a shared cooking area and outdoor swimming pool. 
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