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...
The Broome Bird Observatory is honoured to be the 2018 hosts for BirdLife's 'Congress and Campout'
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.
Campout - September 10th and 11th
Broome Bird Observatory
'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.