About this place
Broome Bird Observatory is a great place to spend a day or camp overnight. There are wonderful opportunities to observe the shore life in this section of the bay. Bookings need to be made though the Broome Bird Observatory.
The tidal mudflats of Roebuck Bay are thought to be one of the richest sources of food in the world for migratory shorebirds (or waders). Large flocks stop over here during annual migrations. Some come from as far away as northern Siberia, where they breed in the northern summer.
Mangroves that grow around the bay provide the basis for the food chains of molluscs, crabs and fish. The shorebirds harvest the mudflats and tidal areas around Roebuck Bay and Broome.
Untreated water is available at the Observatory but you may like to bring your own drinking water. As this area is a significant conservation area, dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Untreated water is available at the Observatory but you may like to bring your fresh own drinking water.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Broome Bird Observatory.
The park is jointly managed with Yawuru traditional owners.
We recognise and acknowledge Yawuru Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Yawuru Nagulagun/Roebuck Bay Marine Park.