Welcome to BirdLife Australia's

Broome Bird Observatory

Established in 1988 by the RAOU (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union), now BirdLife Australia, as a research and education facility, our principle aim is to work for the conservation of the migratory shorebirds which visit Roebuck Bay.

We’re passionate about the amazing birds that visit and live in globally-unique Roebuck Bay, and we strive to share this passion with the people of Australia and abroad to encourage the preservation of this international treasure, and our flyway, for generations to come.

The observatory is located on the north-west coast of Australia on the shores of Roebuck Bay: Just 25 kilometres east of the town of Broome and some 2,400 road kilometres north of Perth. We are currently open for accommodationcamping and tours. 

For Congress & Campout information, see here.

CAMPGROUND HOSTING - JULY & OCTOBER 2018 positions are still available. See our Volunteer page for more.

PLEASE NOTE: Crab Creek Road is entirely dry, but corrugated and sandy. Vehicles with higher clearance are recommended.