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 accommodation, camping and tours.
For Congress & Campout information, see here.
PLEASE NOTE: Crab Creek Road is OPEN, but there are still several water crossings to make, and there is construction taking place in the last 1 km before the BBO, so please adhere to signage. A 4WD or 2WD with high clearance is currently recommended.