Latest sightings

25 May 2018

A Red-headed Honeyeater and Grey Fantail continue at the BBO.

24 May 2018

A Crimson Chat, four Australian Bustards and four Brolga were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO. 

23 May 2018

A pair of Black-tailed Treecreepers were seen near Willaroo Well. A Baillon's Crake, Comb-crested Jacana, Red-backed Kingfisher and Australian Pratincole were seen at Taylors Lagoon. Two Black-tailed Native-hen were seen at Lake Campion, and along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. Also along the highway was a Freckled Duck and Magpie Goose, as well as three Little Eagles (including a dark morph).

20 May 2018

A Radjah Shelduck (first for the year) was seen along Little Crab Creek. Also here were the regular Mangrove Golden Whistlers, White-breasted Whistlers, Mangrove Grey Fantails, and Dusky Gerygones. Two Crimson Chat were seen Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

19 May 2018

A male Leaden Flycatcher and immature Red-headed Honeyeater continue at the BBO. Five Australian Bustards were seen on the edge of Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

18 May 2018

A Crimson Chat was foraging along the fence line near the Hut at the sewage works (CGM).

17 May 2018

A Little Eagle, 49 Green Pygmy-Geese and Comb-crested Jacanas with young were seen at Lake Campion. Two Red-necked Stints and four Brolga were seen at Taylors Lagoon.

16 May 2018

Yellow Chats were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO. A Spotted Harrier was seen flying east over the BBO.

13 May 2018

Two Brolga were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

12 May 2018

A male Leaden Flycatcher was observed at the BBO - a scarce early dry season migrant to Broome.

11 May 2018

A Grey Fantail (race alisteri) was observed at the BBO - an uncommon dry season migrant from south-eastern Australia. Two Magpie Geese and an Australian Pratincole were seen at Nimalaica.

10 May 2018

A Freckled Duck, 8 Pied Herons and 8 Brolga were along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

8 May 2018

A Little Eagle was observed along the all-weather section of Crab Creek Road.

7 May 2018

A Red-headed Honeyeater was observed at the BBO.

6 May 2018

A Spotted Nightjar was seen flying along Crab Creek Road near the BBO.

5 May 2018

A White-browed Woodswallow was seen within a flock of Masked Woodswallows over the BBO. On the edge of the pindan woodland and plains behind the BBO was an Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Black-eared Cuckoo and three Crimson Chat. Further onto Roebuck Plains was a Yellow Chat.

4 May 2018

Pied Herons continue along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. 

2 May 2018

A female Australian Shelduck (first record for Broome since Feb 2007) was seen at Lake Campion (CGM).

28 April 2018

Over 130 Black-tailed Native-hen and several Pied Herons were along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

27 April 2018

An Asian Dowitcher and six Painted Finch were observed in Roebuck Bay during a shorebirds tour.

26 April 2018

1,106 Hutton's Shearwaters, two Streaked Shearwaters, three Wilson's Storm-Petrels, a Bridled Tern and 326 Roseate Terns were observed during a fishing charter from Broome.

25 April 2018

A male and juvenile Australian Painted Snipe and nine Pied Herons were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (GS). An immature Common Redshank was photographed at Crab Creek (GJM). A Grey Fantail (first for season) was heard at the BBO.

23 April 2018

Three Australian Painted Snipe (adult pair and juvenile) were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (GS).

22 April 2018

15 Pied Herons and a Dusky Moorhen were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (CGM). Two Yellow-billed Spoonbills (first in Broome since September 2015) were seen at Taylors Lagoon (CGM).

17 April 2018

Seven Yellow Chat were seen on Roebuck Plains behind the BBO.

16 April 2018

A Dusky Moorhen, two Freckled Ducks and six Black-tailed Native-hen were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains.

10 April 2018

At least five Pictorella Mannikins and a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo were photographed near 'One Tree' (ASB).

9 April 2018

A Common Redshank was seen at Crab Creek.

8 April 2018

A Pied Heron and a Freckled Duck were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (BL). Twenty-five Asian Dowitchers were seen at Fall Point (Wader Spit) in Roebuck Bay (KH, CH).

7 April 2018

Two small flocks (five and eight) of Painted Finches were seen at the BBO.

6 April 2018

Two Freckled Ducks were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains. Also here were at least two Yellow Chats. Five Pin-tailed/Swinhoe's Snipe were seen at Taylors Lagoon. Budgerigars were heard flying over the BBO and a Spotted Nightjar was seen near the BBO's driveway entrance at night.

4 April 2018

A Dusky Moorhen (very rare in Broome) was found by BBO guests along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (Brian Goyen et al.). Seventeen Little Curlews were also seen here (AB).

2 April 2018

Two Great Crested Grebes (first in Broome since 2015) and a Pied Heron were seen along the Great Northern Highway where it crosses Roebuck Plains (AB, CJH, KH). Six Painted Finches were seen at Gantheaume Point.

1 April 2018

A female Crimson Chat was seen along the edge of Roebuck Plains behind the BBO (MW).

 

Observers:

AB - Adrian Boyle; ASB - Anita and Stewart Beuthien, BG - Bruce Greatwich, BL - Brenton Laslett, CG - Connie Grohmann, CGM - Clare & Grant Morton, CJH- Chris Hassell, GJM - Greg & Janice McKay, GS - George Swann of Kimberley Birdwatching, IC - Isaac Clarey, KH - Kerry Hadley, MW - Mike Wotton. All other sightings contributed by BBO staff.

 

Click below for sightings from previous months:

March 2018 February 2018 January 2018