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Shorebirds Birthday Party! (and ours too)

The shorebirds have a 'birthday' of August 1st to aide researchers in aging the birds.  In reality, of course, the birds are born on all sorts of days in the Northen Hemisphere summer.  But, we're taking on their 'official birthday'and throwing them a party!  This year is a 'joint birthday party'- ours and theirs!  Join us for the festivities!  

Details to come... 

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BirdLife's Congress and Campout
to Sep 11

BirdLife's Congress and Campout

The Broome Bird Observatory is honoured to be the 2018 hosts for BirdLife's 'Congress and Campout'

 Photo © The Mangrove Hotel

Photo © The Mangrove Hotel


Congress - September 8th and 9th

The Mangrove Hotel

We will be hosting the congress at the beautiful Mangrove Hotel, overlooking the internationally important intertidal mudflats of Roebuck Bay. 

Keynote Speaker: Danny Rogers 


A keen birdwatcher and naturalist since childhood, Danny Rogers has been deeply involved in shorebird research and conservation since starting a PhD on migratory shorebird ecology in North-western Australia with Charles Sturt University.  Currently, Danny is in a research position with the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research where he conducts a variety of applied waterbird projects including ratio-telemetry studies on waterbirds.  He also chairs the scientific committee of the Australiasian Wader Studies Group.  He is a co-author of the recently published 'The Australian Bird Guide'for CSIRO publishing, as well as the 'Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds'. An engaging speaker with a noticeable passion for his area of expertise, Danny's keynote presentation is sure to enthrall participants. 

Cost: $170

What's included:

  • 30-min presentations by 17 speakers in addition to the introductory and keynote speakers;
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the Saturday;
  • Morning tea and lunch on the Sunday.

For a full list of speakers click here

Campout - September 10th and 11th

Broome Bird Observatory

 Not " just"  a migratory shorebird hotspot... the colours of Roebuck Bay are surreal. 

Not "just" a migratory shorebird hotspot... the colours of Roebuck Bay are surreal. 

'Campout' will be held at the Observatory, of course!

Situated on the edge of Roebuck Bay, it is an ideal location to immerse yourself in abundant natural wonders. 

Attendees will be offered tours of the bird-rich surrounding habitats. 

 photo © Nigel Jackett

photo © Nigel Jackett

Bookings Essential - Please read the planning information below, and complete the registration form (and email to in order to attend:

Congress and Campout Planning Information

Registration and Payment Form

You may also contact us with further questions here

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