From September through to April, the Broome Bird Observatory in Roebuck Bay is one of the best places in the world to view vast numbers of migratory shorebirds.
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Broome Bird Observatory is a great place for day visitors and campers to observe the shore life in this section of the bay. Bookings to stay need to be made though the Broome Bird Observatory.
Broome Bird Observatory lies on Crab Creek Road along the northern shore of Roebuck Bay. It is 25km from Broome by road. The road is readily accessible by 2WD except during the wet season and please note that the last six kilometres may be very corrugated.
The tidal mudflats of Roebuck Bay are thought to be one of the richest sources of food in the world for migratory shorebirds (or waders) and large flocks stop over here during annual migrations from as far away as northern Siberia, where they breed in the northern summer. Mangroves that grow around the bay provide the basis for the food chains of molluscs, crabs and fish. The shorebirds harvest the mudflats and tidal areas around Roebuck Bay and Broome.
Untreated water is available at the Observatory but you may like to bring your fresh own drinking water.
As this area is a significant conservation area dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed.